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Washington puts primary care providers on the frontline of suicide prevention
Healthline provides an overview article of All Patients Safe. a suicide prevention training program developed at UW
While most suicide intervention efforts have been focused on mental health and emergency room settings, professionals throughout all medical fields play a critical role in suicide prevention.
Now, the University of Washington organization Forefront Suicide Prevention aims to give them the tools they need to help patients in crisis with its training program All Patients Safe.
The All Patients Safe program teaches every type of healthcare worker — including physicians, nurses, surgeons, dentists, and naturopaths — how to recognize signs of suicide, empathize with someone in crisis, and advise patients on keeping their homes safe through proper storage of guns and prescription drugs.