Screening refers to the use of a standardized instrument or protocol to determine if someone is at-risk for suicide.
Why screen students for suicide?
Adolescents are generally honest when asked directly about suicide
Screening effectively identifies students at-risk
Screening does NOT “plant the idea” of suicide
The Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire
The Suicidal Risk Screen
The Columbia Teen Screen
Signs of Suicide (SOS)
A Measure of Adolescent Potential for Suicide (MAPS) (suggested tool after screened positive)