Psychiatric patients should not be considered cured at the time of discharge. They are still ill, many of their symptoms continue, treatment is ongoing, and their need for care remains. Many of these patients remain at increased risk for suicide. It is, therefore, very important to carefully plan and initiate referrals for aftercare. Ideally, outpatient treatment should be introduced before discharge, so that the patient is familiar with the persons who will care for them after discharge. In the week immediately after discharge, the risk for suicide is at its highest, which underscores the need for establishing contact and arranging an appointment to outpatient care ahead of discharge.