Suicide ranks among the leading causes of mortality in the US, estimated to account for nearly 46 000 deaths in 2020. Nonfatal suicide attempts resulted in an estimated 381 295 emergency department visits and nearly 200 000 hospitalizations each year from 2015 to 2019. At the same time, mental health services are stretched to the limit and patients are often unable or unwilling to access care even when their condition carries high risk. For example, patients discharged from the emergency department following a suicide crisis can wait weeks for an outpatient appointment or do not follow up with care referrals. Thus, the report by Simon et al in this issue of JAMA describing a clinical trial of interventions for outpatients with suicidal ideation that are both easy to access and to implement is a welcome addition to the literature.