Mental health

Assessment for self harm/suicide in persons with priority mental, neurological and substance use disorders



Non-specialist health care providers should ask individuals over 10 years of age suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, alcohol use disorders, illicit drug use disorders, dementia, children diagnosed with mental disorders, or individuals, who present with chronic pain or acute emotional distress associated with current interpersonal conflict, recent loss or other severe life event, about thoughts or plans of self-harm in the last month or acts of self-harm in the last year at initial assessment and periodically as required.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: LOW