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Section 6
Suicide Risk Levels

Question 6 | Test | Table of Contents

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and
Education Development Center, Inc.

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1. Risk for Suicide Attempt; Indicator for Suicide Risk; and Contributing Factors
2. Risk Level; Risk/Protective Factors; Suidality; and Possilbe Intervention
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- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline: Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide. February 2014. Pg. 6.

- Education Development Center, Inc. Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage for Mental Health Professionals. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2009. Pg. 2.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Chu, C., Van Orden, K. A., Ribeiro, J. D., & Joiner, T. E. (2017). Does the timing of suicide risk assessments influence ratings of risk severity? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 48(2), 107–114.

Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V. R., Bogo, M., Paterson, J., & Birze, A. (2015). Suicide risk assessments: Examining influences on clinicians’ professional judgment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(4), 295–301.

Witte, T. K., Holm-Denoma, J. M., Zuromski, K. L., Gauthier, J. M., & Ruscio, J. (2017). Individuals at high risk for suicide are categorically distinct from those at low risk. Psychological Assessment, 29(4), 382–393.

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