Assessing suicide risk: Initial tips for counselors

Date: 2013
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Other
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This wallet-sized card describes a brief assessment process to determine if a client may be suicidal and how to respond. Includes the Lifeline phone number. Look under "Wallet Cards for Counselors" for .pdf and customizable copies.

Settings:  Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Crisis Centers/Services
About Suicide:  Risk and Protective Factors, Warning Signs
Strategies:  Identify and Assist, Screening and Assessment, Respond to Crisis, Reduce Access to Means