Table 1

Public Health Interventions for Suicide Management

CPR training for custody and civilian staffIntake and receiving screeningEase overcrowding, control gang-related violence, provide protective housing for vulnerable inmates
Rescue tools on each tierSick call and chronic care clinicsInmate education for symptom recognition, cellmate referrals
Policy and training for medical emergenciesInpatient and outpatient servicesEducate custody and civilian staff in symptom recognition, referral procedures
Crisis debriefing for custody and inmatesSuicide observation proceduresAnnual mental health screening with routine physical