Being In Charge Of Your Inner Health


Assessment & Management

Suicide Threat

Interventions & Assessment

Understanding the Attempt

Special problems

Lethality Test

Risk Assessment Summary

Delaying Suicidal Impulse

Suicide Contract

Prevention & Postvention

Predictors of Suicide Risk

Considerations of Indigenous Suicide Risk

Cultural Appropriateness

Sexual Orientation Issues

  • Addenda
    Questions for assessment
    Flowchart for assessing Associated symptoms or co-morbidities
    Some more facts
    What to look for
    Depression and suicide
    Poster – suicide is permanent
    Office/desk poster guide
    Office/desk poster guide – signs to look for







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Suicide is a Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

Suicide and Self Harm are Preventable Tragedies


A Step by Step Assessment and Interventions Guide


"A Protocol for Suicide Assessment and Management "

See Left Column


Promoting Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies

Available through immediate download after purchase



A guide for both professionals and non professionals

It is perfectly natural that people freeze, ignore or panic when faced with a possible suicide situation. This guide is designed to empower carers or clinicians who need to intervene and take those first important steps that can help a person take a step back from self harm.

It is written in basically non clinical langauge to improve accessibility by non professionals such as parents, friends and teachers.

The format is in straight forward information and in easy to follow "actions to take" flow charts

It is based on sound research and practice but is not intended to be a complete treatment plan – but an aid for taking some initial steps in helping persons who are threatening potential self harm.


In all cases professional health carers should be consulted, and if serious risk is involved, non professionals must inform family, a clinic or police.


Peter Damien Ryan MA, MSc, D.Min














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Signs & symptoms of depression
Feeling sad, “down” or crying most of the day – every day.
Irritability, anger, or hostility
Tearfulness or frequent crying
Withdrawal from friends and family
Loss of interest in activities
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Significant weight/appetite gain OR loss
Restlessness and agitation
Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
Fatigue or lack of energy
Difficulty concentrating
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicidal thoughts

Depression in Teenagers ought not be ignored or just put down to hormonal moodiness

Teens on depression meds can be at high risk of suicide

Click these links for information about
Teenagers and depression

Teens and depression medication

Hopefully, you will never need it

These links will also have links at the top for more info - just click them