Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program Update

Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program
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Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM)
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A community provider who consults with SRM shared:

"Having this as a source is very helpful and I'm just bothered I haven't used this service earlier. Thanks for being available to the general practitioners like me who work with Veterans outside of the VA. You guys are doing great work!"


Click to see what other providers are saying about their experience with SRM.


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 SRM 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 one of our experts today and find out more about the rest of the team on our website.


Hal Wortzel, MD
Co-Director and Consultant of SRM

Dr. Wortzel is a licensed physician and co-leads the SRM team. Dr. Wortzel is board certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry and certified in neuropsychiatry. Dr. Wortzel's clinical focus is the neuropsychiatry of trauma and its sequelae, including aggression and self-directed violence. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his pups!

  Hal Wortzel, MD and pups

What Providers Are Saying About SRM

In the past three months, providers who used SRM reported the following:

100% reported implementing the recommendations 95% reported that  the consult recommendations led to enhancements  

"I appreciated the outside perspective, especially when looking at risk, documentation, and treatment planning. It was helpful to have an objective person point out a few things and offer suggestions about how to proceed ..."
—VA provider feedback in the SRM satisfaction survey


How to Request a Consult

To request a free consult, email and one of our team members will be in touch to get you connected with a consultant.

  SRM Consult icon



Join us for the SRM Monthly Lecture Series and earn free CEUs! Presentations occur on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 pm ET.

  • July — A Patient-Centered Approach to Lethal Means Safety with Veterans by Dr. Ryan Holliday and Dr. Lindsey Monteith
  • August — Suicide Postvention by Dr. Sarra Nazem

Click here for more information on upcoming and previous lectures.

  SRM Lecture Series: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2pm ET

Join us for the new Suicide Prevention Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) webinar series. This series will discuss the updated VA/DoD CPG for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide.

  • June 30; 1-2 pm ET — An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Dr. Sara J. Landes

Click here here to access the webinar and learn more.

  Suicide Prevention CPGs webinar: June 30

Learn More

Expand your knowledge with these exciting contributions in suicide research and education.

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Safety Planning During COVID-19

Learn about ways to modify safety plans to be most effective in the context of COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Podcast @  

Suicide and Black America

Kimya Nuru Dennis, advocate and scholar, discusses increasing black youth suicide statistics, what prevents black youth from getting help, and how mental health providers can address these barriers. Click here to listen.

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Postvention (After a Suicide Loss) Therapuetic Risk Management Article

Proactive consideration on what to do if a patient dies by suicide is critical to mental health practice. Extending the philosophy of the therapeutic risk management model, this article describes how to support the extended community of suicide loss survivors, including providers, both before and after a suicide loss. Click here to read a free copy (available through June 2020).

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