Suicide Safe by SAMHSA 12+

A Suicide Prevention App


Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 8 Ratings
    • Free



Suicide Safe is a suicide prevention learning tool for primary care and behavioral health providers and is based on the nationally recognized Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) practice guidelines. Suicide Safe helps providers feel confident to assist patients who present with suicidal ideation. The app offers tips on how to communicate effectively with patients and their families, determine appropriate next steps, and make referrals to treatment and community resources.

• Learn the five steps of the SAFE-T approach in working with patients and easily download resources for use offline.
• Study interactive sample case studies to see the SAFE-T approach in action.
• Browse conversation starters that provide sample language and tips for talking with patients about their suicidal ideation.
• Explore clinical and educational resources and share crisis line phone numbers and other patient-focused materials.
• Use SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to provide timely referrals for patients. The Locator can be filtered by type and distance.

Email SAMHSA at with any questions or comments.
Note: This app is a free resource provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was funded by Federal resources.

What’s New

Version 2.4

Re-release using modern platform
Improved Stability

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Jobsmathew ,


I like to see this new initiatives from SAMHSA. The most I like in this App is the Treatment Locator. There are still plenty of opportunities for this to improve.

thursdayschild ,

Total Waster of Taxpayer’s Money

The app cost taxpayers over $90,000 for something that could just as easily be put of SAMHSA’s website. What is the purpose of having this on a smart phone or tablet. Are the providers supposed to be reviewing it while riding the bus? Rather than creating an app for those who may be suicidal, SAMHSA, with money to burn, decided they “needed” an app presence, like a kid who owns a Koolade stand decides he needs a website. And while more than $90,000 (plus the cost of making the promotional video, etc., so, let’s say well over $100,000) means little to those in charge of SAMHSA, who each make well over $100,000 per year, it is a lot of money to the rest of us.

Unkle Monky ,

Fantastic Mobile Resource

This app is great for those who work in the field. I have it on iPad and the formatting is excellent. Its very useful in helping clients seek services and pulling back the curtain to show why I have concerns for their safety. Its very helpful because when working with a homeless population you may go some time without a crisis and get complacent. This app keeps you prepared for that moment.

App Privacy

The developer, SAMHSA, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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