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Assessment for suicide risk involves 2 steps

Evaluate risks factors associated with suicide

Questioning about intent to commit suicide

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Factors for high risk of suicide

Intention- direct or indirect communication off intent, presence of a plan
History - history of past attempts or family history of suicidal behavior
Demographic factors - adolescents, over 45, male, white, separated,divorced, widowed, living alone, lack of social support, unemployed
Diagnosis- depression, alcoholism,p schizophrenia
Behavior patterns-impulsivity, rigidity, isolation,
Antecedent events-major life change without adequate coping strategies, recent loss or anniversary of loss, recent improvement in depressive symptoms
Physical condition- persistent insomnia, r ent surgery or childbirth, intractable pain

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Intervention techniques for suicide

Relieve isolation
Remove lethal weapons
Help client develop alternative methods for expressing anger
Encourage the client to delay decision about suicide
Help the client re-establishing social ties
Relieve the client's anxiety and sleep loss