Ask questions that are bold and underlined.
Ask Questions 1 & 2.
1) Wish to be Dead:
Person endorses thoughts about a wish to be dead or not alive anymore, or wish to fall asleep and not wake up.
2) Suicidal Thoughts
General non-specific thoughts of wanting to end one's life/die by suicide, "I've thought about killing myself" without general thoughts of ways to kill onself/associated methods, intent, or plan.
If YES, to question 2, ask questions 3, 4, 5, and 6. If NO, to questions 2, go directly to question 6.
3) Suicidal Thoughts with Method (Without Specific Plan or Intent to Act):
Person endorses thoughts of suicide and has thought of at least one method during the assessment period. This is different than a specific plan with time, place, or method details worked out. "I thought about taking an overdose, but I never made a specific plan as to when where, or how I would actually do it...and I would never go through with it."
4) Suicidal Intent (Without Specific Plan):
Active suicidal thoughts of killing oneself and patient reports having some intent to act on such thoughts, as opposed to "I have the thoughts, but I definitely will not do anything about them."
5) Suicide Intent with Specific Plan:
Thoughts of killing oneself with details of plan fully or partially worked out and person has some intent to carry it out.
6) Suicide Behavior