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ASH PSY 303 Week 3 Assignment Suicide
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Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. The deep despair and
hopelessness that is associated with depression often makes suicide seem like the
only way to escape the pain.
Thoughts of death or suicide are a serious symptom of depression.
For this assignment, search the internet and locate a suicide risk assessment
instrument (website, quiz, questionnaire, etc) and discuss the risk factors for suicide
that are identified in the assessment. What role does depression play in suicide in
regards to one’s age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status? How do these
particular variables correlate to, and what impact do they have on suicide rates?
Additionally, based on the suicide risk assessment instrument you selected, discuss
what you would say or do in response to someone you know who is having
difficulties with interpersonal style, emotional regulation, or impulse control. How
would you react to someone who was threatening suicide in an overly dramatic way?
Your paper should be two to three pages (excluding title and reference pages) and
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You
must utilize at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that were published within
the last five years to support your discussion (in addition to the selected suicide risk
assessment instrument that you identify). All sources must be cited according to
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your
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