The overarching goal of this website is to provide medical and behavioral health providers with tools and resources to assist them in addressing suicide risk with clients and patients in practice. On this page, there are links to various resources and training materials on suicide risk screening, assessment, and follow-up with patients in behavioral health and medical settings. These include freely available tools that providers can use to conduct standardized suicide risk screening and assessments as well as information about follow-up interventions for individuals at risk for suicide. Links to training materials and presentations created by Dr. Christensen are provided here as well.


This website was developed by Dr. Mary Christensen, who is the director of the MSW Program and Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at West Virginia University. Dr. Christensen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) with over 15 years of post-master’s practice experience and a specialty in suicide risk screening and assessment. Her research on suicide risk screening and assessment in rural settings has been funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

Learn more about Dr. Mary Christensen