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Initial assessment and management 

Initial assessment and management
Chapter:
Initial assessment and management
Source:
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Robert D. Goldney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0008

Establish rapport. Assess suicidal intent. Enquire about means of suicide. Assess mental state. If no mental disorder, offer precautionary follow-up and advise about alternative problem solving methods. If a mental disorder is present, arrange appropriate management. Follow-up.

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