The Caring Letters Project
The caring letters concept is a suicide prevention intervention that specifically addresses suicide risk during the post-hospitalization period. The intervention involves the routine sending of brief messages of caring concern to patients who are discharged from inpatient psychiatric treatment
Luxton, D. D., Thomas, E. K., Chipps, J., Relova, R. M., Brown, D., McLay, R., Lee, T., Nakama H., & Smolenski, D. J., (2014). Caring Letters for Suicide Prevention: Implementation of a Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial in the U.S. Military and Veteran Affairs Healthcare Systems. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 37(2), 252-260. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.01.007
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Luxton D. D., Trofimovich, L., & Clark, L. L. (2013). Suicide Risk among U.S. Service Members Following Psychiatric Hospitalization, 2001-2011. Psychiatric Services. 64, 626-629. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200413
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