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Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2022. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP22-06-02-005.
Garb HN. Psyche. March 22, 2022.
An 18-year-old man with a history of untreated depression and suicide attempts (but no history of psychiatric hospitalizations) was seen in the ED for suicidal ideation after recent gun purchase. Due to suicidal ideation, he was placed on safety hold and a psychiatric consultation was requested. The psychiatry team recommended discharge with outpatient therapy; he was discharged with outpatient resources, the crisis hotline phone number, and strict return precautions.