Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
There is no magic wand for the issues that lead a person to suicide or thoughts of suicide, but we know statistically that a) The risk of suicide death following inpatient psychiatric discharge is 44 times the population rate; b) Suicide risk is greatest within one week of discharge; c) As many as 70% of suicide attempt survivors never attend their first appointment or maintain treatment (Appleby); and d) Patients who received telephonic follow-up have a lower suicide rate in five years and a significantly lower suicide rate in the first two years after their discharge (Motto and Bostrom).
A Caring Connection is designed to provide encouragement and follow up for individuals who are being discharged from an emergency room or hospital setting after a suicide attempt. Volunteers via the phone provide encouragement and coaching on a one-to-one basis in order to facilitate the attempt survivors’ follow through with community aftercare and therapy.
If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding opportunity to fight suicide in our state, please call 508.548.7999 or email email@example.com.
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