2.2 What is NOT Considered Imminent Risk?

What is NOT Considered Imminent Risk?

  • Any combination of suicidality that does not include explicit or suspected intent and capability to kill oneself in the near future.
  • Non-suicidal self-injury ([NSSI]; i.e., engaging in self-harm without the intent to kill oneself).
    • Examples:
      • A patient reports a desire to die by overdosing on their medication and has been storing pills, but denies having the intent to kill themselves at this time and reports uncertainty as to whether they will act on it.
      • A patient reports that they cut their wrists weekly but denies doing so with the intent to kill themselves (and rather doing so as a means of coping with negative affect).