Mental health

Usefulness of regular contact

[2015]

Recommendation(s)

Regular contact (telephone contact, home visits, letter, contact card, brief intervention and contact) with the non-specialized health care provider is recommended for persons with acts of self-harm in the last year. The contact should be more frequent initially and less frequent as the individual improves. The contact should be more intensive or longer if needed, based on the condition.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: LOW

Regular contact (telephone contact, home visits, letter, contact card, brief intervention and contact) with the non-specialized health care provider should be considered for persons who volunteer thoughts of self-harm, or who are identified as having plans of self-harm in the last month. The contact should be more frequent initially and less frequent as the individual improves. The contact should be more intensive or longer if needed, based on the condition.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: LOW