Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program Update

Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program
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Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM): Supporting Providers Who Serve Veterans
Request a Consult or Learn More Email Visit the SRM website

A VA provider who consults with SRM shared:

"...The consultant manifested expertise in the field of addressing risk, but also clearly understood the process of treatment and therapy....[It was] a relief to know that there were experts to help in worrisome and complex situations. "


As a provider, we know that you care deeply for the Veterans that you serve. There are times that you might want guidance about the best approach to take, especially if the Veteran is at risk for suicide. SRM can help.

The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides free consultation, support, and resources that promote therapeutic best practices for providers working with Veterans at risk for suicide. Visit our website for more information.



During this critical time, SRM experts continue to be available for suicide risk management consultation.


Meet Our Consultants

SRM's consultants love what they do. They are passionate about serving Veterans and supporting providers who serve Veterans at risk for suicide. Meet a few of our experts today and find out more about the rest of the team on our website.


Bridget Matarazzo, Psy.D.
Co-Director and Consultant

Dr. Matarazzo is a licensed psychologist and co-leads the SRM team, providing programmatic oversight and support to the SRM experts. She has helped SRM grow and develop in recent years, including guiding the expansion of SRM to community providers.

  Bridget Matarazzo

Sarra Nazem, Ph.D.

Dr. Nazem is a licensed psychologist specializing in suicide postvention and geropsychology consultation. Dr. Nazem is an SRM expert consultant and specifically consults with providers and programs who have been impacted by a suicide loss.

  Sarra Nazem

What Providers Are Saying About SRM

In a survey of providers who consulted with SRM last year...

100 Percent Recommended High Satisfaction Ratings: 97% Community and 100% VA  

"Consultation is creating a better way to develop case conceptualization and what interventions may work best. I feel greatly supported knowing this consultation program exists, I am not alone in providing services to high risk patients and I can refer both VA and community providers... to this risk management consultation program."
-VA provider feedback (SRM satisfaction survey)


How to Request a Consult

To request a free consult, email and one of our team members and one of our team members will connect you with a consultant.

  Request an SRM Consult

Learn More

Expand your knowledge with these exciting contributions in suicide research and education from the Rocky Mountain MIRECC.

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Welfare Checks and Therapeutic Risk Management
(Wortzel et al. 2020)

Welfare checks are commonly considered when working with Veterans at risk for suicide. This article provides guidance informed by the tenents of Therapeutic Risk Management (TRM) to help navigate decision making related to welfare checks.

MIRECC Podcast  

Rocky Mountain MIRECC Short Takes On Suicide Prevention
Podcast Series

Check out a recent podcast where Remi and Jimmy Tatum from K9 Partners for Patriots share how Veterans can become empowered by training and caring for their own service dog.

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Uniting for Suicide Postvention

Postvention is critical for healing after suicide. Uniting for Suicide Postvention (USPV) provides resources and support for everyone touched by suicide loss.


SRM Lecture Series

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm EST! SRM is launching a new lecture series April 2020!

Registration is free and required before the lecture in order to receive continuing education. Please check our website for more details.



  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month. #breakthestigma

  • VA's Mental Health Month (MHM) campaign theme is Now Is the Time with a focus on mental health support and enhancing Veteran's lives.
  Mental Health Awareness: Break the Stigma