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Suicide Risk Assessment and Action Plan Protocol

Suicide Risk Assessment and Action Plan Protocol

Looking for a comprehensive suicide risk assessment form which also documents a follow-up plan? Check out this suicide risk assessment protocol shared with us by Jim Raines, President-Elect of SSWAA.

About the Instrument:

The instrument is a slightly modified version of the Linehan Risk Assessment & Management Protocol (LRAMP, formerly UWRAMP).

Read more about the LRAMP in this article:
Linehan, M. M., Comtois, K. A., & Ward-Ciesielski, E. F. (2012). Assessing and managing risk with suicidal individuals. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,19(2), 218-232.

What I like about it:

The instrument assesses both the suicide risk and protective factors. I also like that it has a spot to complete a simple functional behavior analysis of the behavior leading to assessment. My favorite aspect of the tool is that it includes a place to document your interventions as well as the follow-up course of action.


The LRAMP was created for use with adults (although an adolescent version is in development). It was also intended for use in a clinical setting. Therefore, it uses clinical terms (client, therapist, supervisor) and a few of the questions / field options don’t apply our setting or to children.

While I found most of the form to be straight forward, there were a few areas where I wasn’t sure why a field / checkbox was included. Reading the journal article on the LRAMP provided helpful context and cleared up most of my questions.

Download: Imminent Suicide Risk and Action Plan Tool

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About The Author

Scott Carchedi

Scott Carchedi is the founder and co-editor of SSWN. Scott provides technology support and consultative services to school social work associations across the US. Scott is also a practicing school social worker in the western suburbs of Chicago, serving grades 9-12.


  1. Tina Borgman

    Our district uses the Child Suicide Risk Assessment (CSRA) from Girls & Boys Town for our students in K-6. The Screen for Youth Suicide Risk (SYSR) is used for our students over the age of 12 (7th – 12th).

  2. Scott Carchedi

    Thanks for sharing, Tina! Could tell me some things you like / dislike about those tools?

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