Suicide Intervention Paper

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In the calm of life, out of nowhere life has a way of pulling the rug from underneath and causing a plethora of individual, couple, and family issues. The physical, mental, and emotional weight can cause There are many different types of family and individual crises. Other crises can be the result of fatigue that develops from a series of events that have worn down a family’s resilience (Golan, 1987; Walsh, 2012a). The Crisis of Suicide Workers who deal with any type of crisis client should always assess for the presence of clues and risk factors for lethal behavior. The death of a family member or friend is a crisis in and of its own. However, death by suicide is rarely easy to accept and understand. Although many may argue that grief is the same regardless of the manner of death, suicide bereavement death brings a set of different…show more content…
The goal is to determine the cause of the client’s pain resulting in suicidal ideation, increase family support, identify positives within the family structure and eventually leading to a treatment plan. As a counselor, this information will provide me with a gauge on how better to help the client and family. Suicide Interventions One type of intervention I would use is if appropriate is a suicide contract. The contract provides accountability for the client and therapist. I would utilize the ACT Model. The ACT model proposed by Roberts (2005) is an acronym: Assessment of the presenting problem, including emergency psychiatric and other medical needs and trauma assessment, connecting client to a support system, and traumatic and posttraumatic stress disorders. It is estimated that about one in five mental health clinicians lose a patient to suicide (DeAngelis, 2001). Primary Cultural, Ethical, and Legal
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