What is your personal comfort level in talking or screening clients who are at-risk for suicide? What about this topic may make you feel uncomfortable?
Identify the 2 questions within your answer that you would find the most difficult to ask:
1. Earlier attempts: Have you ever tried to kill yourself/somebody else before? What happened? What made it not work?
2.Parental/family history: Has anybody in your family thought about or committed suicide or homicide> have your parents experienced any emotional problems?
How can you increase your comfort level in screening for suicide?