Talk about Suicide Risk

Maggie had called the clinic and stated that she desperately needed someone to talk to as soon as possible. During the call, Maggie sounded panicky and reported that she had broken up with her boyfriend six weeks ago and had trouble sleeping and concentrating at work. This can be attributed to the stress associated with the breakup. Maggie’s mother is also calling the clinic, and she is very concerned about Maggie’s state. According to mom, Maggie has expressed wanting to die and has thoughts of suicide.

Please review the following links.

Teaching resources for talking with teens about suicide 

How to Talk about Suicide Risk with Patients and their Families 

Suicide in Children and Teens 

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Is she a significant risk for suicide?
  2. Based on the evidence, what will you recommend for this patient?
  3. Discuss briefly why you would not have chosen the other alternatives in question #2

Talk about Suicide Risk

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