Treating Suicidal Patients During COVID-19: Best Practices and Telehealth
This webinar addressed the use of three best practices in caring for people at risk for suicide that can be delivered easily and effectively via telehealth: safety plans, treatment that directly targets thoughts of suicide, and DBT-based self-help skills and resources that clinicians can start employing in treatment immediately as well as share with patients.
Shatterproof has heard from many providers struggling to find information on telehealth, their state’s policies on OTP operation during this crisis, and insurance guidance. To respond to these requests and others, Shatterproof was created a list of resources for addiction treatment providers.
This handout is intended to help primary clinics think through how to continue to care for their patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy while maintaining good public health practices during the COVID-19 event.