I’ve had a nice response to the brief commentary I posted in conjunction with a link to the NY Times article about means restriction. In light of that, I thought I’d post a link to the a site called Means Matter, which is published by the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. The site has summary pages called “Taking Action” for families, communities, and clinicians.
The talking action page for clinicians is worth reading for any clinician, and could be especially useful to primary care providers. I’m thinking a lot about primary care right now because (a) primary care psychology has beeen a focus of my career and I have a deep respect for the breadth of responsibility primary care providers carry, including in suicide prevention (b) I’m still pondering the recent question I considered about self-trasport and (c) I’m presenting a talk titled “Tips for Suicide Risk Assessment and Response in Primary Care” next month at the Highland Family Medicine center here in Rochester.