CRICO Insights: September 2019

Key Situations of Increased Suicide Risk

CRICO’s Suicide Risk Advisory Committee offers these examples of when the likelihood of a patient’s suicide risk may increase.

1.

Occurrence of any suicidal/self-destructive behavior or ideation

2.

During initial interview or on admission

3.

With any noteworthy clinical change (e.g., significant new symptoms, mental status changes, stressors)

4.

For inpatients who have been assessed to be suicidal:

* on progression to a less restrictive level of precautions

* at time of discharge from hospital

Read more in CRICO’s Guidelines for Suicide Prevention


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