AAEP Position Statements

The following are established Position Statements put forth by the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry.

AAEP Position Statement: Suicide Screening
The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry promotes timely, compassionate, and effective mental health services for persons with mental illnesses, regardless of their ability to pay, in all crisis and emergency care settings.  Based on our mission, AAEP supports universal suicide screening of patients in the emergency setting if and only if adequate resources for patients who screen in are made available in the emergency setting.