Suicide Safety Planning for the Patient with Addiction
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 7&8, November 2021
Jessica Casella, LCSW
Private practice social worker, Branford, CT. Adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart University School of Social Work. Active member of the state of Connecticut’s Suicide Advisory Board.
Ms. Casella has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Addiction is a major risk factor for suicide. Here, we provide a practical guide to Safety Planning, an evidenced based approach for reducing suicide risk that can be implemented in a variety of clinical settings.