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Tools to assess suicide risk

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:16 AM

P – Plan: The more detailed the plan is, the closer the person is to the suicide act.

I – Intensity of the method: The more drastic the method, the more likely the person is to complete the act.

N – Nearness of the method: Does the person already have the means of death? Make every effort to separate the means of death from the person.

S – Support system: Provide as much support and reassure the person that they are important.

Jamaicans can contact the health ministry’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Helpline at 888-NEW-LIFE (639-5433).