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Suicide Prevention Programs

Suicide Prevention Programs

Suicide remains the leading cause of death in correctional facilities and is a consistent challenge in the safe operation of a correctional facility. Jails are particularly challenged with the potential for an adverse event because they receive new arrestees directly from the street, and in many instances, know little or nothing about the individual or their health information. Co-occurring issues, such as substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, and untreated mental illness are significant risk factors that can increased the likelihood of an arrestee attempting to self-harm while in custody.

Suicide prevention programs are a necessary component of any correctional facility’s day-to-day operations to ensure safety for its residents, as well as its staff.  NCCHC Resources can develop  comprehensive suicide prevention programs that are tailored to your individual facility’s operations, and incorporate all facets of health services, mental health services, custody, training, policy development, with consideration of the facility’s physical plant design.

Our consultants are national experts in suicide prevention and will produce a customized, comprehensive, actionable written report that will provide your custody and health care staff with the recommendations and resources necessary to establish or improve your facility’s suicide prevention program.  Working together, we provide our clients with the ability to make significant strides in reducing the risk of suicide and other adverse self-harm events, ultimately making facilities safer for residents and staff.

For more information, request a meeting or contact us by phone or email.