Resource Topic:

Suicide Risk

Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Guide for Primary Care

Suicide is a leading cause of death, and roughly 50% of patients who complete suicide have been seen by a health care provider in the 8 weeks prior to their death. This places primary care providers in an important position to identify suicide risk and initiate...

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS)

The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was developed to assist health professionals in detecting mothers suffering from PPD; a distressing disorder more prolonged than the “blues”. The scale consists of 10 short statements. A mother checks off one of four...

My Relapse Prevention Plan

This worksheet should be used to help patients formulate and adhere to their relapse prevention plan. For more information see this video.  

Mental health fact sheets (EFDC)

Patients can download or print these mental health fact sheets and tools so they have them available at any time. They can use the tools on their own, or bring them to their next health care appointment to review with their doctor.

Learn About Depression: Toolkit (EFDC)

We all feel sad, low, or irritable sometimes. It is a natural human emotion to feel down when life gets hard. These feelings usually pass over time. However, some people experience these feelings intensely for weeks, months, or even years. Often the reason is not...

Tips for Discussing Sensitive Topics with Your Doctor (NIH)

Much of the communication between doctor and patient is personal. To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about sensitive subjects, like sex or memory problems, even if you are embarrassed or uncomfortable. This guide will help patients...

Depression and Older Adults (NIH)

Resources for patients, caregivers and providers from the National Institute on Aging. This article explains common signs and symptoms of depression, treatment options, and what to do if you or your loved one may be at risk for depression.