Integrated crisis and follow-up care
The strongest predictor of a future suicide attempt is a previous suicide attempt. Providing high quality, coordinated care following a suicide attempt has the potential to reduce suicide attempts by 19.8%. This is called aftercare.
Crisis care is the care provided to a person in an Emergency Department following a suicide attempt. The Black Dog Institute has surveyed over 90 people , including people who have sought help from an Emergency Department in a crisis and staff working in those services, to establish some best practice guidelines.