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Suicide Assessment, Referral, Treatment, & Management
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Psychologist CEs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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1. Why are optimized or 'no problem' questions problematic when asking about suicidal ideation?
2. What are five biopsychosocial risk factors for suicide?
3. What suicidal warning signs does the mnemonic IS PATH WARM stand for?
What are three possible interventions for patients with a moderate suicidal risk factor?
5. How are risk factors documented when completing a suicide risk assessment?
6. What are six steps in implementing the safety plan?
7. What are four main patient groups that are eligible for referrals to the suicide prevention team?


A. Ideation; Substance Abuse; Purposelessness; Anxiety; Trapped; Hopelessness; Withdrawal; Anger; Recklessness; Mood Changes.
A standardized risk assessment tool is used to guide the clinical interview and its use is documented in the risk assessment; Risk factors for suicide are identified and discussed in the risk assessment; If the potential of secondary gain is indentified, secondary gain is not used to dismiss significant risk factors or to rule out suicide risk.
Alcohol and other substance use disorders; Hopelessness; History of trauma or abuse; Previous suicide attempt; Family history of suicide.
described in other medical settings.
Admission may be necessary depending on risk factors; Develop crisis plan; Give emergency/crisis numbers.
E. Warning Signs; Internal Coping Strategies; Social Contacts Who May Distract from the Crisis; Family Members or Friends Who May Offer Help; Professionals and Agencies to Contact for Help; Making the Environment Safe.
F. They minimize the disclosure of suicidal ideation, a tension also
G. Patients in need of outpatient health and social services that are not established by the hospital team; Patients in ongoing outpatient treatment who are in need of extra support; Patients and family or other who are in relational conflicts and in need of extra support; Patients who have previously dropped out of mental health treatment and need to be motivated to reappoint.

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