After experiencing a crisis with a client, please explore your actions within the intervention. Consider these questions:
What is the difference between suicidal/homicidal ideas and a "real threat"?
Once you realized that your client/consumer was in danger what were your primary concerns? What were secondary?
At what point did you feel like you had to do something more?
The difference between suicidal ideas and a real threat is that an idea is when someone has a thought about killing themselves, but has no plan, hasn't thought about a plan, but has the thoughts. A real threat is when someone not only thinks about it, but comes up with a plan on how they would do it and the thought is a continuous thought nearly everyday. Once you realize a client is in danger, you need to ...
Actions and interventions mental health professional should and can take when dealing with possible suicidal and/or depressed clients.