Depression Screening and Suicide Prevention Toolkit

 “Since we went LIVE with the toolkit, no one has had to ask me, ‘What do I do next?' Clinical decision support guides clinicians through the process, and makes sure clinicians ask the required questions."

Amber Beaumont, RN, IT Analyst
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center (Coffeyville, KS)

SAMHSA – the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – reports that 1.7 million American adults attempted suicide in 2021. That same year, almost a half million people visited emergency departments in the US for nonfatal injuries from self-harm. Depression — the condition most often associated with suicide — is often undiagnosed or untreated. 

Aligned with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Zero Suicide ToolkitThe Joint Commission, and the CMS Quality Payment Program, the toolkit includes advanced clinical decision support, surveillance, documentation tools, and registry patient monitoring. Components also include:

  • On-demand video education

  • Outcomes-centered workflow guide

  • Setup guidance

  • Decision log

  • Change log

  • Reference/supporting information

  • FAQs



Toolkits are intended to support healthcare professionals by providing timely information about prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease or condition by displaying patient information in the context of evidence-based clinical guidelines. They are intended for the purpose of enabling the healthcare professionals to independently review the basis for such recommendations. It is not intended to replace the clinical judgment of a healthcare professional to make a clinical diagnosis or treatment decision regarding an individual patient.