“My life’s not worth living.” What do you do when you hear these words?
Australia’s suicide rate is of major concern. From 2011-2015 the number of people who ended their own lives was 10,407. In NSW alone, a high proportion of suicide deaths recorded were between the ages of 20-29 years.
The Suicide Risk HealthPathway has been created by a workgroup of local clinicians with expertise in mental health. The pathway provides some useful tools that can assist in the clinical evaluation of people at imminent risk of suicide.
The pathway includes an assessment and management section based on best practice guidelines, a referral section and culturally appropriate advice and red flags.
The assessment section:
The management section:
The referral section provides information to local referral services and links to:
For a list of all localised pathways see:
Mid and North Coast Localised Pathways
For further information about HealthPathways email [email protected].
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