Mental Health Update

March 25, 2020

MH Update – 3/25/20 – Telehealth Tips: Working with Suicidal Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Many mental health clinicians are shifting to telehealth to provide essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York State. The attached guidance document provides telehealth tips for mental health clinicians working with suicidal clients, including recommendations on how to develop a clinical management plan and adaptations for conducting comprehensive suicide risk assessment and safety planning in a telehealth setting. It was developed by the Suicide Prevention Training, Implement, and Evaluation group at the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute.

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