Health Professionals

Estimating the risk of suicide

A suicidal client can be challenging for health professionals, particularly if they do not regularly deal with such cases. This information should not replace specialised training, but may be a helpful resource for professionals dealing with suicidal clients.

Completing a risk assessment

Risk assessments are critical in determining the level of suicidal intent, plans and availability of means of a suicidal client. While there aren’t definite criteria to help a clinician choose between inpatient and outpatient care of a suicidal patient, the presence of a plan, access to lethal means and a time-frame, generally indicates that the...

Accessing support for clients at risk

Once a risk assessment is complete, understand the the next steps in accessing support for your client.