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Section 3
Assessment of Factors that Contribute to the Risk for Suicide

Question 3 | Test | Table of Contents

Department of Defense (DoD)

Key Points found in Scroll Box below:
1. Determine the Level of Risk (Severity of Suicidality)
High Acute Risk for Suicide; Intermediate Acute Risk for Suicide; Low Acute Risk; No elevated Acute Risk; and Undetermined.
2. Suicide Risk Assessment Instruments
3. Detection, Recognition and Referral (in Primary Care)
4. Comprehensive Assessment for Risk for Suicide by Behavioral Health Provider

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- The Assessment and Management of Risk for Suicide Working Group. (June 2013). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Version 1.0, p. 35-55.

Warning Signs for Suicide

Key Points found in Scroll Box below:
1. Direct
2. indirect

- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2013. Pg. 19-21.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Carter, G., & Spittal, M. J. (2018). Suicide risk assessment: Risk stratification is not accurate enough to be clinically useful and alternative approaches are needed. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 39(4), 229–234.

Harrison, D. P., Stritzke, W. G. K., Fay, N., & Hudaib, A.-R. (2018). Suicide risk assessment: Trust an implicit probe or listen to the patient? Psychological Assessment, 30(10), 1317–1329.

Picard, E. H., & Rosenfeld, B. (2020). How clinicians incorporate suicide risk factors into suicide risk assessment. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Advance online publication.

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