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Suicide Wayfinder

The Suicide Wayfinder offers intervention suggestions for cases that present with suicidal ideation. Rate each applicable category below on a 3-point scale. If a category does not apply, leave it blank. Click on the category name for scoring guidance. After you submit your ratings, you will be provided a set of intervention recommendations.

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Is the individual: (Check all that apply)

Click the category name for level information.

Do they have friends or supportive people in their life?
If they spoke of previous suicidal thoughts or attempt(s), were there specific supports that kept them from killing themselves at that time?
Are there things that would prevent them from killing themselves now (e.g., pets, religious beliefs, children left behind)?
Do they have the ability to see alternative options and choices for future behavior?
Do they have coping and resiliency skills that help keep them safe?

Your Responses




Based on the information shared, it is recommended to complete a full violence risk assessment. The DarkFox system ( is the recommended system to use. Please contact to learn more about access.  

interventions list

No data is stored in this online system related to your entries. Users are encouraged to print and save the outcome to a PDF and maintain this according to your institution's data privacy standards.

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