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Learn more about suicide risk prevention and treatment with this series of articles and resources

Vermont’s Zero Suicide Initiative
Vermont’s suicide rate has increased by 73.1% since 1999, which marks the 4th largest...
The State of Ohio:  Suicide Prevention Using Evidence-Based Practices
Ohio is one of the first states to train over 1,000 clinicians in treating...
A Guide to Contextualizing the Reality of Systemic Racism and Black Suicidology – Part 3:  Working with Suicidal Black Youth
On our journey of enlightenment and understanding the mechanisms of Black suicidality, we have...
A Guide to Contextualizing the Reality of Systemic Racism and Black Suicidology – Part 2: Current Research and Treatments
In this second part of this three-part series, we will examine the current research...
A Guide to Contextualizing the Reality of Systemic Racism and Black Suicidology
The mortality rate for COVID-19 has been disproportionately affecting the African American, Latinx, and...
Malpractice Liability Related to Suicidal Risk: How to Decrease the Risk
Few clinical concerns frighten mental health providers more than the fear of being sued...
The Gender Paradox of Suicide: How Suicide Differs Between Men, Women, and Transgender/Gender Diverse Individuals
Recently, the question of gender in suicidal behavior has expanded to include transgender and...
Adolescent and Teen Suicide:  By the Numbers
The alarming rise of teen and adolescent suicide rates over the last decade is...
The Importance of Acknowledging Cultural Differences and Validating the Experiences of Suicidal Minorities
Sweeping cultural differences under the rug and ignoring the unique experiences of suicidal minority...
The Rollins College Wellness Center focused on reducing student hospitalizations using the CAMS Framework™
All across the country college wellness and counseling centers are dealing with an increasing...
Protocol for Using the CAMS Framework™ within Telepsychology
We have received a lot of questions from clinicians in recent days about how...
An Exploration of Future Research and Treatment to Combat the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America
Contrary to the trends we observe with Black adolescents, current research finds that the...
The CAMS Framework™: Fact Sheet for Patients
The CAMS Framework™ is designed to keep suicidal people out of the hospital by...
NAViGO’s Implementation of CAMS System of Care in UK:  Preliminary Positive Outcomes
In 2017, NAViGO Community Interest Company implemented CAMS as part of their National Health...
Suicide Prevention: Therapists Rarely Trained in Preventing Suicide
Rates for death by suicide are on the rise and sadly, those we turn...
Suicidality in Correctional Facilities: Challenges in Assessing and Treating
With suicide rates rising dramatically over the past few years in both state prisons...
Challenges of Assessing and Treating Youth Suicide:  A Solution in CAMS-4Teens
The news of rising teen suicide rates is difficult to ignore. Every few months,...
4 Things that Can Go Wrong When Working with Suicidal Minorities
Using a cookie-cutter approach to treatment with a suicidal person who is part of...
One Size Does Not Fit All – Part 3: Effective Suicidal Assessment and Treatment
Within clinical science, RCTs are the gold standard of what has proven effective in...
One Size Does Not Fit All – Part 2: Key Developments in Suicide Prevention
There are various contemporary developments that may help workers in the field to move...
One Size Does Not Fit All – Part 1:  A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention
Why is suicide a major public health issue? Historically, mental health has been largely...
5 Approaches When Working with Mental Health Minority Clients
In this brief fictional scenario, we encounter a clinician who is clearly uncomfortable working...
The Challenges of Assessing and Treating Prison Suicidality: A Possible Solution with CAMS-care
The correctional officers (COs) told their supervisor they had had it with Inmate Roy...
6 Risk Factors for Transgender Suicide
Our understanding of how gender affects suicidality was developed when most scholars viewed gender...
Gun Safety and Suicide Prevention
Perhaps you’ve personally known someone, or treated someone, who attempted suicide using a firearm....
Suicide Statistics by Gender
While much progress has been made in recent years in identifying risk factors for...
5 Suicide by Gender Trends Every Healthcare Professional Should Know
While there are hundreds of risk factors for suicide, including highly personalized stressors and...
Mental Health Providers: Top 5 Ways to Limit Malpractice Exposure
Some mental health providers respond to the threat of malpractice by practicing “defensively.” They...
Mental Health Malpractice: Greatest Fear of Care Providers
Mental health providers who work with suicidal patients often worry about getting sued if...
Suicide Malpractice Statistics
Survey data has shown that when patients die by suicide, more than half of...
How to Treat a Suicidal Patient: The 4 Cornerstones of Care
CAMS uses a therapeutic framework for the assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal...
Alaska
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Montana
Montana’s Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan is to ensure community and clinical service providers are...
Utah
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Oregon
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Nevada
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
New Hampshire
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Maine
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Arizona
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Missouri
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Oklahoma
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
West Virginia
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
New Mexico
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Idaho
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Coloado
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...
Wyoming
An important goal of the federal government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Goal 7),...