Visit us Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 6:30pm
 3825 Market St, Suite 4
Patient Portal
Suicide Ideation Risk Assessment

Identifying and addressing suicide ideation through a risk assessment is crucial for understanding and addressing suicidal thoughts. By identifying risk levels and tailoring interventions to individual needs, we aim to help individuals find hope, access appropriate care, and pursue a path of healing and recovery. We are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and safety of those in crisis by offering the support they need during challenging times.

Suicidal ideation: Means thinking about or planning suicide, thoughts can range from a quick consideration to a detailed plan.


Considerations: The assessment is culturally sensitive, preventative, explorative, fluid, collaborative and strengths based, and engaging. Suicidal thoughts are common, and this assessment allows every community to get the best available care in the least restrictive setting. Treatment will focus on reducing the immediate suicide risk and exploring the underlying mental health and/or substance use disorder.
Assessment Steps
Safety Plan

A safety plan is designed to guide you through a crisis. Keep your plan easily accessible in case you have thoughts of hurting yourself. Learn more at National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ( 1. Recognize your personal warning signs: What thoughts, images, moods, situations, and behaviors indicate to you that a crisis may be developing? Write these down in your own words. 2. Use your own coping strategies: List things that you can do on your own to help you not act on urges to harm yourself. 3. Contact family members or friends who may help to resolve a crisis: Make a list of people who are supportive and who you feel you can talk to when under stress. 4. Contact mental health professionals or agencies: Make a list of names, numbers and/or locations of clinicians, local emergency rooms, and crisis hotlines. Put the Lifeline number, 9-8-8, into your phone. 5. Ensure your environment is safe: Have you thought of ways in which you might harm yourself? Work with a counselor to develop a plan to limit your access to these means.