Suicide Prevention

The Valley Health COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Project addresses increases in suicide and domestic violence during the pandemic. This project establishes safer suicide care by transforming emergency services and behavioral health departments to more effectively identify, treat, and transition people with suicide and domestic violence risk.

Funded by SAMHSA through a grant to Valley Health, this partnership with ADAPT has supported the Valley Health System to fill critical service gaps – access to brief prevention interventions, validated risk assessment, suicide-specific treatment, transitional psychiatric care, safer care transitions, and enhanced domestic violence services – in hopes of turning the tide of suicide risk and loss in the Shenandoah Valley region post COVID-19.

Project Outcomes