Proven Suicide Treatment Training
CAMS-care trains clinicians and systems of care to use the CAMS Framework® and the Suicide Status Form to treat people suffering with serious thoughts of suicide.
CAMS is one of a handful of evidence-based treatments referenced by the Joint Commission, the CDC, Zero Suicide and the Surgeon General.
Our customers include State and Local governments, community health centers, veteran organizations, the military, correctional facilities, universities, hospitals, school systems, and individual clinicians.
With 12 million adults and 3 million adolescents in the USA alone experiencing serious thoughts of suicide, now is the time to train in CAMS.
Our mission at CAMS-care is to save lives through effective care.
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
What is CAMS?
CAMS is an evidence based, suicide-focused treatment framework backed by 30 years of clinical research and 5 randomized controlled trials.
A recent meta-analysis of CAMS show that it is “Well Supported” by criteria
- Quickly reduces suicidal ideation in as few as 6 sessions
- Lowers distress and reduces hopelessness
- Optimal for the largest population
- Improves hope
- Improves clinical retention to care
- Is liked by patients who use it
Training & Certification for Mental Health Professionals
Learn through on-demand courses, gain hands-on experience with role-play training and consultation calls, and earn Continuing Education credits through your participation
Locate a trained CAMS clinician who can help you, or your loved one, struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Suicide Statistics & Trends
Rates of suicide are reaching unprecedented levels, affecting lives across the world. It’s our mission to drive change through training and organizational enablement. Learn more about current suicide statistics & trends below.
50 YEARS ADDRESSING THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH
Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide, yet very few clinicians are trained to work with suicidal people using evidence-based treatments.
800,000 individuals across the globe die by suicide each year, 48,000 of them in the USA.
There are over 12.2 million adults and 3 million teens in the United States with serious suicidal ideation each year.
Funding for suicide research in 2020 was $68 million versus breast cancer research funding of $709 million.
Suicide deaths have doubled over the last 50 years while every other leading cause of death has decreased.
Why CAMS-care is Valuable
The CAMS Framework is built on a foundation of value, with the goal of enabling individual clinicians and entire organizations to gain knowledge and experience affordably and quickly.
Treatment for the Largest Population of Suicidal People
Each year, about 15 million Americans experience suicidal ideation, and about 1.8 million engage in a suicide attempt. Clinical trial evidence shows that CAMS is the most effective treatment available for suicidal ideators with promising evidence for effectively treating suicide attempts and self-harm behaviors as well.
Cost-Effective Suicide Focused Care
Easy to Learn and Quick to Implement
Enhanced Clinical Documentation, Reducing the Risk of Malpractice
Common Language and Reduced Staff Turnover
Implementing and Using CAMS
CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. The flexible CAMS approach makes it effective across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients in various treatment settings and treatment modalities.
Application of CAMS
CAMS is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities.
ZERO SUICIDE INITIATIVES
CAMS is referenced in the Zero-Suicide Toolkit and has been successfully integrated into many Zero Suicide initiatives in the United States and abroad. Because of its flexibility, CAMS can be readily adapted into a range of healthcare settings to meet the Zero Suicide element to TREAT suicidal thoughts and behaviors using evidence-based treatments.
CAMS-care has experience working with funding agencies and we can help in the preparation of a grant or contract proposal and assist in collecting data relevant to the needs of the funding agency. We have created a Grants page that exhausted grant writers can literally just cut and paste into your application.
STATE & LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
In recent years CAMS has been systematically rolled-out as part of state-level suicide prevention efforts. We have trained thousands of providers across different systems of care and different mental health care disciplines. We encourage you to read case studies for how Oklahoma, Ohio, Vermont, and other states are using CAMS as their treatment protocol for suicidal patients.
Suicide prevention in the workplace is nothing new. What is new, are the ways in which employers are addressing the needs of their employees at risk for suicide. Recognizing a demand for customized employee and family assistance program (EFAP) suicide-specific services to address the most serious threat to employee productivity, attendance, and retention, CAMS-care created CAMS EAP.