Suicide risk assessment

SAD PERSONS

  • Sex – male
  • Age – older
  • Depression
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Ethanol abuse
  • Rational thinking loss e.g. hallucinations, delusions, hopelessness
  • Suicide in family
  • Organised plan
  • No spouse
  • Sickness e.g. chronic disability

One point for each.  Score calculated and suicide risk graded:

  • 0-4 – low risk
  • 5-6 – medium risk
  • 7-10 – high risk
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