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VA-DOD Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Patients at Risk for Suicide

Notice: The 2024 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide has been released! This website will be updated to reflect the 2024 CPG. Stay tuned!

What is a CPG?

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What are the Recommendations?

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How can I learn more?

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Putting the VA/DoD CPG for Suicide Risk into Practice

The Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Patients at Risk for Suicide uses evidence-based information to guide health care providers in screening, evaluation, treatment, and case management. This site helps translate the clinical recommendations into tangible strategies by providing a roadmap and resources for how to apply them to the service members and Veterans you serve.

CPG Webinars: Greater Insight, Every Quarter

Are you looking for greater insights on the VA/DoD CPG directly from your peers? Every quarter, researchers and providers discuss the CPG recommendations and how to apply them to clinical practice. Learn more about upcoming and past webinars.

Join Us On : May 8 2:00PM ET

Cultural Considerations in DBT
Presented by: Meredith Sears, Ph.D.
Presenter Meredith Sears, Ph.D. Get webinar details and register for free CEUs!
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Learn more from the Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM)

SRM provides free consultation, support, and resources that promote therapeutic best practices for providers working with Veterans at risk for suicide.

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In a hurry? We get it. Download the most recent CPG documents here.

These links are for documents hosted on the VA CPG Portal to ensure you are getting the most current and accurate content.

Full CPG
CPG Pocket Guide
CPG Provider Summary
CPG Patient Summary

Last Updated 14 May 2024