Assessing Suicidal Ideation

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Dr. Metz,
Great queries, in response to your first question of how to assess suicidal ideation. If a client presents the following warning signs, threatening to hurt or kill self, looking for ways to kill self; seeking access to pills, weapons or other means, and talking or writing about death, dying or suicide. The second inquiry, information gather through questions, such as are you feeling hopeless about the present/future? If yes, have you had thoughts about taking your life? If yes, when did you have these thoughts, and do you have a plan to take your life? Have you ever had a suicide attempt? This procedure can be performed through the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (Posner et al., 2008), or IS PATH WARM (Argosy, 2015) both
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