Ask Suicide-Screening Questions Toolkit
The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (outpatient pediatric clinics/primary care, emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units) treating children and youth that can help nurses or physicians successfully identify youth at risk for suicide. The ASQ is a set of four screening questions that takes 20 seconds to administer. In an NIMH study, a “yes” response to one or more of the four questions identified 97% of youth (aged 10 to 21 years) at risk for suicide. By enabling early identification and assessment of young patients at high risk for suicide, the ASQ toolkit can play a key role in suicide prevention.