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C-SSRS part of the National Action Alliance's Toolkit for Zero Suicides
Interactive training in the C-SSRS for clinical practice


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Just Ask...It may help save a life: Founder and Director Dr. Kelly Posner's Letter to the Editor in the New York Times



The C-SSRS can be used for suicide risk identification across all public health settings – healthcare, education, military, justice, etc

Scales and Resources for Public Health Settings

The electronic self-rated version of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (eC-SSRS) is available in tablet, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and web versions through ERT©.

If you are involved in clinical trials for a pharmaceutical or a research firm under contract to one, please click here.

Scales and Resources for Clinical Trials






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
  • 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.
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

About the C-SSRS
General Information
Psychometric Properties
Where the C-SSRS is Used
Dr. Kelly Posner

C-SSRS in the News
Suicide Hotline
C-SSRS Information