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Suicide prevention interventions and treatments

There are many helpful approaches for individuals and their loved ones, when someone is in distress or at risk for suicidal behavior. Interventions and treatments have been developed in recent years for individuals who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or who have made a suicide attempt.

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Brief interventions

Some brief interventions provide tools for managing suicidal crises.
Woman in therapy


There are several longer term treatments that can robustly reduce suicidal ideation and behavior as well as the development of a more fulfilling life.
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Many times, people have the choice of including medication as part of their mental health treatment plan.

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AFSP has developed two programs: Introduction to Supporting Those At Risk and Finding Hope: Guidance For Supporting Those At Risk.