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Section 5
Understanding the Risk of Suicide

Question 5 | Test | Table of Contents

Centers for Disease Control

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Four-step Approach to address public health problems like suicide:
Step 1: Define the problem
Step 2: Identify risk and protective factors
Step 3: Develop and test prevention strategies
Step 4: Ensure widespread adoption

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- Centers for Disease Control. Understanding Suicide. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention. 2015.

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.

Hom, M. A., Joiner, T. E., Jr., & Bernert, R. A. (2016). Limitations of a single-item assessment of suicide attempt history: Implications for standardized suicide risk assessment. Psychological Assessment, 28(8), 1026–1030.

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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