The SAFE project

The period immediately after a psychiatric discharge is associated with very high suicide risk. With the SAFE project, carried out at the Psychiatric Center Copenhagen in the period March 2018 to May 2020, the purpose is to examine whether the risk of suicidal behavior can be reduced by introducing a more systematic discharge process. The SAFE project implements three procedures 1) before the patient is discharged, there is face-to-face contact with the outpatient unit that will follow up on the patient after discharge 2) involvement of relatives before discharge or during the week after discharge 3) the outpatient team makes a home visit in the first week after discharge where a suicide risk assessment is carried out and a crisis plan is updated.

DRISP: Trine Madsen, Eybjørg A Heygum Egilsdóttir, Annette Erlangsen, Merete Nordentoft