Risk Identification Suicide Kit (RISK)
The recently released RISK introduces an empirically based multilevel approach to suicide risk assessment by providing an interview component that includes a guided verbal response self-report, an ambivalence status assessment of Protective Factors and Reasons to Die/Live, and a 10-item suicide specific questionnaire. Identifying consistencies as well as discrepancies among the three levels of verbal self-reporting allows for greater congruency and clarity in estimating suicide risk level.
Author: Robert C. Schmidt, D.Ed.
Purpose: Provide a structured evaluation of current suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Ages: 7 – 24