The COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted nearly all aspects of mental health services delivery for patients and staff in correctional settings. This presentation will describe the use of evidence-based, data-driven strategies for suicide prevention among patients in a large metropolitan detention center during the pandemic. Relevant NCCHC mental health standards will be used to highlight key messages from the pandemic.
- Discuss the challenges to the delivery of correctional mental health services posed by the global pandemic.
- Describe the elevated risk for correctional mental health problems posed by the global pandemic
- Review evidence-based strategies to mitigate the risk for suicide in the correctional setting during a global pandemic
William Teel MS, Captain, Clark County Detention Center