Suicide risk management

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Suicide risk management

  • Stabilize the medical situation
  • Create a safe environment
    • • Remove potential means for self-harm
    • • Provide frequent supervision (hospitalize involuntarily if necessary)
  • Identify and treat underlying mental illness
  • Identify and modify other contributing factors


Adapted from Brendel RW, Brezing C, Lagomasino I, et al. The suicidal patient. In Stern TA, Fava M, Wilens TE, Rosenbaum JF, editors. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. London, Elsevier, p. 590 (Box 53-1), 2016.


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