Patient-Risk Surveillance Reduces Disaster in Underserved Populations in Mental Health
With 123 suicides per day, and 25 attempts for every suicide, that means over 3,000 suicide actions take place each and every day on average. Research shows important suicide factors, which are particularly present in the underserved population but not exposed to providers, include environmental, lifestyle, socioeconomic and access to care challenges.
Learn which social determinants of health are key drivers of suicide attempt risk.
Primary care providers need accurate assessment tools at the point of care to identify and stratify at-risk patients. Read how new surveillance tools alert providers to better integrate medical and mental health care, explore social determinants that contribute to risk and impose barriers to care, and address underlying mental health issues by referring patients to mental health professionals.