SCREENING FOR SUICIDE RISK
•Existing psychiatric diagnosis
•Suicidal ideation and plan
•Prior attempt(s) and deliberate self-harm
•Anxiety and depression
•Do not rely solely on self-report of no suicidal ideation
•Recent interpersonal loss
•Impulsivity and aggression
•Family history of suicide
•Recent discharge from a psychiatric hospital
•History of physical and sexual abuse
If you are aware of someone who contemplates suicide, the first concern is that of the safety of the person at risk and the people around him/her. The second concern is to get the best available medical intervention. The medical doctor will refer the person to an appropriate specializing professional.
For family and friends
It is very traumatic for you if someone close to you tries to end their life or succeed in committing suicide. We offer trauma relief facilitation and practical advice in the aftermath of a suicide. It is important during such a time that you take care of your emotional needs and find a safe place to express your feelings and ask questions. You are most welcome to give us a call (Tel. 012 348 0149) or utilize our online or in-person appointment today.
Important link for more information: www.sadag.org