Firearm Safety

Gun ownership is a normal part of life in America. In rural areas, a high percentage, if not all, families will have guns in their home. Having a conversation with someone who is suicidal about temporarily removing firearms from the home has great promise to save lives. The research-based tools on this website have been designed to help primary care practitioners as well as family members have productive and effective conversations about firearms with persons at risk of suicide.

Resources

People Who Love Guns Love You Brochure
Research Brief for Primary Care Providers

Online Courses

Addressing Firearm Safety with Patients at Risk of Suicide

This course is designed to help primary care physicians and other types of health care providers working in rural settings develop better communication skills, comfort, and confidence when having conversations about firearm safety with patients who are suicidal. This course is specific to firearm safety and does not focus on other methods of suicide.

CME for this course is currently being updated and is not available at this time. For more information, please contact Meghan Crane.

Funding for this training was made possible (in part) by grant number SM 061759 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publication and by speakers do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA or HHS, nor the Oregon Health Authority or Lines for Life; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government, the Oregon Health Authority or Lines for Life.