With a rising number of attempted and completed suicides in the United States, each patient interaction can be a chance to screen and refer patients for mental health care. This should be a priority year-round, but Suicide Prevention Month offers a unique time to raise awareness and education around mental well-being. Dr. Gonzalo Perez-Garcia, Facility Medical Director, Acute Behavioral Health, shares more about implementing patient interventions for suicide prevention.
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