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Clinical Practice

The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment developed by Kelly Posner, PhD, David Brent, MD, Chris Lucas, MD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, Barbara Stanley, PhD, Greg Brown, PhD, Prudence Fisher, PhD, Jaime Zelazny, NR, MPH, Ainsley Burke, PhD, Maria Oquendo, MD, and J. John Mann, MD.




The scale has been successfully implemented across many settings, including schools, college campuses, military, fire departments, the justice system, primary care and scientific research. For a list of settings in which the C-SSRS is currently being used, click here.

The C-SSRS is available in 116 languages

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  • Age: Children, Adolescents, Adults and Older adults
  • Typical administration time: A few minutes
  • Content: Assesses occurrences, types, and severity of suicidal ideation and all types of behavior
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