A suicide assessment is used to determine whether a person is at risk
for a suicide attempt. Questions asked during a suicide assessment
If a person has thoughts of harming himself or herself, the health
professional always asks if he or she has access to the materials needed to
follow through with those plans.
If a depressed person has thoughts of suicide, a plan for suicide,
and access to the materials needed to follow through with the plan, he or she
is at great risk and should be admitted to a hospital for safety.
August 31, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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