What does suicidal ideation really mean? It comes down to mindset and intent. For example: wrist cutting. Is it a suicide attempt, a stress relief, a way to get attention? It could be any of those. The behavior, often called the WHAT, needs to be connected to the WHY. There can be a bad injury, the ‘what’, but it’s […]
Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department is a challenging endeavor. Our training in residency is limited compared to the volume of mental health patients we see during our careers. This talk is designed to give emergency providers information and options in performing focused and thorough suicide risk assessments.
A review of the TRAAPPED SILO SAFE mnemonic for Suicide Risk Stratification
Suicide Risk Chart Documentation should include Risk factors, Protective factors, Collateral information, an estimate of the patient’s suicide risk and a plan
Suicide Risk Reference List
Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department