Ten Most Common Errors During A Suicide Intervention

#1: Superficial Reassurance

#2: Avoidance of Strong Feelings

#3: Professionalism

#4: Inadequate Assessment of Suicidal Intent

#5: Failure to Identify the Precipitating Event

#6: Passivity

#7: Insufficient Directness

#8: Advice Giving

#9: Stereotypic Response

#10: Defensiveness