The collaborative assessment and management of suicide (CAMS): an important model for mental health services to consider

  • E. Galavan
  • Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, February 2017, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/ipm.2017.1

What is it about?

The collaborative assessment and management of suicide is an evidenced based, psychotherapeutically informed treatment framework that can be used by all mental health professionals. This article briefly outlines the CAMS model and evidence for its effectiveness.

Why is it important?

Addressing suicidality in mental health care is a vital challenge and one that deserves application of the best evidenced based approach.


dr eoin galavan
Health Service Executive

I am a clinician in mental health who works mostly with suicidal people using the CAMS model and have found it highly beneficial.

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