Relias: Care Transitions Practices for Suicidal Individuals

Suicide rates are 300 times higher for individuals in the first week and 200 times higher in the first month, after leaving an inpatient hospitalization (Chung et al., 2019). The need for both outpatient and inpatient care teams to focus on managing suicidality for individuals making transitions of care, is vital to client life and wellbeing. This webinar will discuss what elevates risk for individuals making a transition of care. Strategies for building partnerships, as well as developing and enhancing a system of care to reduce the level of risk associated during transitions, will also be explored. Join Relias and the National Council to learn more on how to protect your clients with suicidality during care transitions.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what elevates suicide risk during various care transitions.
  • Explore approaches to building collaboration, communication and relationships among care transition organizations.
  • Identify opportunities and strategies for client transitions between outpatient and inpatient service settings to reduce suicide risk.