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Suicide Risk Detail
The scales described below can help assess the presence and severity of suicidal thoughts and feelings in children and adolescents. Suicidal and self-harming behaviors are complex, but always important to monitor. Symptoms suggestive of suicidal or harmful behaviors warrant immediate attention by a trained clinician. These instruments are only one component of an evaluation. Diagnoses should be made only by a trained clinician after a thorough assessment.

Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (SIQ)

A screen for suicidal ideation in adolescents ages 13-18. The SIQ is designed for grades 10-12, and the SIQ-JR version is for grades 7-9. Both assess the frequency of suicidal thoughts in adolescents and may be used to evaluate or monitor troubled youths. They can be administered individually or in a group and each takes 10 minutes or less to complete.

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