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Special Resources

For Healthcare Providers

Healthcare Providers

Healthcare Providers “play an important role in the assessment and management of suicide risk. It is estimated that 75 percent of individuals who die by suicide are in contact with a primary care physician in the year before their death and that 45 percent do so within one month of their death.” — U.S. Surgeon General, 2012

The resources listed below provide strategies and tools for implementing suicide prevention in healthcare settings. Learn how to effectively connect your patients/clients to the appropriate supports.

Suicide Data

U.S. Suicide Data
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

California Suicide Data
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

* Important note for California Suicide Data page: smaller counties are grouped together which impacts how individual counties are ranked. The Shasta Suicide Prevention Program has confirmed with CDPH that Shasta County’s overall suicide rate is ranked differently when all California County suicide rates are compared individually.


Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)*

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)*

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians (RRSR)

Suicide Prevention 201 (SP 201) Advancing Suicide Prevention and Management for Diverse Clientele*

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) – Micro Learning

The Columbia Lighthouse Project: Training on the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) offers a specialized course for Primary Care Providers and a Suicide Risk Assessment and Management training for other professionals responsible for the care of at-risk individuals.

Check out our Training page to learn about FREE Suicide Prevention training opportunities in Shasta County! 

* AMSR, CALM and SP 201 will be made available to all Shasta County health care providers during 2024-2025 for FREE. To request to be notified when these trainings become available, please contact

For a list of resources to share with your patients and coworkers, or to use for yourself,
please visit our 
Resources page.