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The ABCs of Suicide

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(9):1194-1195 [letter]

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Sir: One of psychiatry’s emergencies is the evaluation of a patient brought to the emergency room after a suicide attempt. To collect all relevant clinical information in this scenario, I have used a mnemonic that is modeled after the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (A—Airway, B—Breathing, C—Circulation). The alphabet is easily recalled even under the busiest of circumstances.

The ABCs of suicide is informed by the need for a patientspecific formulation using Mann and colleagues’ stressdiathesis model of suicidal behavior1.​​​​