Establishing standards for the assessment of suicide risk among callers to the national suicide prevention lifeline.

  title={Establishing standards for the assessment of suicide risk among callers to the national suicide prevention lifeline.},
  author={Thomas E Joiner and John Kalafat and John D. Draper and Heather Stokes and Marshall Knudson and Alan L. Berman and Richard P. McKeon},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={37 3},
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline was launched in January 2005. Lifeline, supported by a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, consists of a network of more than 120 crisis centers located in communities across the country that are committed to suicide prevention. Lifeline's Certification and Training Subcommittee conducted an extensive review of research and field practices that yielded the Lifeline's Suicide Risk Assessment Standards. The… CONTINUE READING

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