What Do Risk Assessments Look Like?

Content/Trigger Warning: Suicidal Ideation

September is Suicide Awareness Month, so my best friend, Cirien, helped me create a mock risk assessment. Many people wonder what it looks like if you tell your therapist you are having suicidal thoughts that you don’t want to act on, so I created this video to show how I respond when a client shares this with me.

Disclaimer: This only represents how I would handle the situation as a professional. I recommend asking your therapist what their policy is for responding to passive suicidal thoughts.

Passive suicidal ideation is very common, but telling your therapist about these thoughts can be scary.

What other videos would be helpful to see? Let me know!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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