Suicide risk factors are those characteristics a person may possess that can increase their suicide risk on a “macro level.” Merely having these things indicates a person may be at an increased risk of suicide over their lifetime, but does not indicate that they are going to kill themselves soon, or even at all. Suicide…
Category: Suicide Prevention / Crisis Intervention
Suicide prevention, risk assessment and intervention
Identifying Suicide Lethality
Do you know how to identify suicide lethality in others? It’s important to identify what causes a person to become suicidal. It’s probably easy to imagine some situations that could cause a person to become suicidal. Financial ruin, becoming the victim of a heinous crime like rape, losing your job can all cause suicidal thoughts….
ABC Model of Crisis Intervention
Updated for 2018! See below. A simple model of crisis intervention is the ABC Model. A number of crisis intervention models use this same three step process. Essentially, it involves establishing a relationship (A), understanding the problem (B), and taking action (C). This model uses Achieving Rapport, Boiling down the Problem and Contracting for Action….