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P.L.A.I.D. P.A.L.S.

Things to watch for when assessing potential risk…

  • PLAN – Do they have one?
  • LETHALITY – Is it lethal? Can they die?
  • AVAILABILITY – Do they have the means to carry it out?
  • ILLNESS – Do they have a mental or physical illness?
  • DEPRESSION – Chronic or specific incident(s)?
  • PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS – How many? How recent?
  • ALONE – Are they alone? Do they have a support system? Partner? Are they alone right now?
  • LOSS – Have they suffered a loss? Death, job, relationship, self esteem?
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE (or use) – Drugs, alcohol, medicine? Current, chronic?

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