In previous articles we have described in detail, that people are attempting suicide in major or manic depression processes. Now let’s...
In previous articles we have described in detail, that people are attempting suicide in major or manic depression processes. Now let’s talk about precautions to be taken in such initiatives or before / after these behaviors.
- Asking about suicide does not increase the patient's risk of suicide.
- The patient relaxes usually with an open and direct speech.
- Patients want to be hopeful about recovery.
- Keep a close eye on the patient's passive suicidal thoughts and think about consulting a bedside psychiatric unit if necessary.
- Ask for urgent consultation if there is an active suicide thought.
- Is your hope about your situation broken?
- Are there times when you think about your situation and seem to cry?
- What kind of thoughts do you think in such a time?
- Have you ever felt that your life is uninhabitable?
- Do you think to harm yourself or even end your life?
- Do you have material or equipment to implement this plan?
- Do you have any suicide attempts in your family?
- Asking questions like these is useful for understanding the sucidal thoughts and dimensions of the patient.