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Screenings and Assessments
Virtual Hope Box (Android, iOS)
The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) designed for use by clients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help clients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Clients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the client’s own smartphone according to the client’s specific needs.
notOK (Android, iOS)
The notOK is an app that contains a large red button that, when tapped, alerts close trusted contacts that the user is in urgent need of help. An alert is sent to pre-selected friends, family members, and supporters with a GPS location and a message letting them know that the user needs them to reach out.
Suicide Safe (Android, iOS)
Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) primarily for health care providers, it gives users the tools to learn how to work alongside those who might be struggling with suicide ideation. The app also contains lists for facility location services and available resources.
Suicide Safety Plan (Android, iOS)
Suicide Safety Plan is a safety plan app that allows users to have their plan right in the palm of their hand. The app allows clients to program important information, including personal warning signs, coping strategies, contacts, and more. It additionally allows clients to easily contact help and provides them with educational resources.
“A Friend Asks” (Android, iOS)
A FREE app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!
The Office of Suicide Prevention has funding to provide CAMS training to Colorado mental health professionals. If you are a behavioral health provider interested in participating, sign up to receive more information here.
September 2021 Provider Newsletter
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December 2021 Provider Newsletter
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: COVID Guidance: Screening for Suicide Risk during Telehealth Visits
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs and Practices
National Institute of Mental Health: 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR ACTION
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