- More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
- The Joint Commission has established suicide risk screening requirements for healthcare settings that treat patients with emotional or behavioral disorders.
- Primary care may be an important location for suicide screening as data shows high utility of primary care services in patients who committed suicide.
The following is a summary of King CA, Horwitz A, Czyz E, and Lindsay R. Suicide Risk Screening in Health Care Settings: Identifying Males and Females at Risk. J Clin Psychol Med Setting 2017; 24: 8-20, which was developed independently of the article authors. Background Males are more likely to die from suicide when compared…