Suicide Prevention: Peer Navigators

May 2022 |
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Providing Caring Contact and Post-Discharge Services to Individuals At Risk for Suicide

The Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention (ERSP) Peer Navigator program provided evidence-based suicide prevention services to 232 participants from December 2020 to January 2022. The program was funded as part of an $800,000 SAMHSA grant and referred individuals who screened positive for suicidality at participating Emergency Departments, psychiatric inpatient facilities, and a domestic violence services site to Peer Navigators with lived experience of suicidality. Peers provided evidence-based, individualized support services and care coordination for participants discharged from five sites in King and Stevens counties. Participants were also offered a digital health application (Jaspr HealthTM) with on-demand evidence-based suicide supports. This report describes the clients enrolled in the program and a pre-post analyses examining  suicide attempts, psychiatric emergency department and inpatient events, substance misuse, and social connectedness.

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