Client receptiveness to the routine assessment of past suicide attempts
Journal/Book: Prof Psychol Res Pract. 1996; 27: 750 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Amer Psychological Assoc. 592-594.
Abstract: Approximately 14% of male and 22% of female college students participating in individual therapy reported having had a suicide attempt at some point in their lives, and 50% of the Individuals with a history of suicide attempt discussed the attempt during the intake interview. Approximately 77% of all clients were receptive to the routine evaluation of past suicide attempts, whereas approximately 20% were undecided. Only 3% of all respondents reported it was not a good idea to assess past suicide attempts routinely. The authors recommend including the routine assessment of suicide risk factors into intake protocols.
Note: Article Hahn WK, Univ Tennessee, Student Counseling Serv Ctr, 900 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville,TN 37996 USA