1. Does your client express suicidal thoughts? If so, for how long? How often are these thoughts?
2. Do they have a plan? Do they have the means to commit suicide (e.g., a gun in the house)?
3. Do they have a history of past suicide attempts or rehearsals of their plan?
In an emergency situation call 911.
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Watch the video below for an example of a suicide screening assessment