Give leadership to an Implementation Team representing key functional areas and suicide attempt and loss survivors.
Train all staff—clinical and non-clinical—to respond effectively, commensurate with their roles, to clients at risk for suicide.
Screen and assess every new and existing patient for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Make a commitment to closely follow everyone at risk for suicide, engaging and re-engaging them at every visit.
Choose evidence-based treatments that focus explicitly on the suicide risk, both to keep patients safe and to help them to thrive.
Put policies into action that ensure safe hand-offs between care-givers within the organisation and upon discharge.
Use data to inform system changes that will lead to improved patient outcomes and better care for those at risk.