Florida National Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Discussion

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You are a school nurse in a middle school when Jamal comes to the nurse’s office requesting medication for a headache. You notice that his eyes are red, and it appears as if he has been crying. You ask if he is hurt, but he denies it. The phone rings in the office, and a teacher tells you that a female student has approached her concerned about Jamal. The teacher tells you that Jamal sent her a text message saying that he flunked his biology examination and wished he was dead.

1. If Jamal shared with you a suicide plan that includes harming himself with a weapon, what would be your first nursing intervention?

2. What educational program would you develop for the middle school to educate students about ways to cope with stress and how to respond if a friend needs support?

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Running head: SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

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Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

Student Name
Course
Instructor’s Name
Due Date

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

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Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
Assessing Suicidal Risk
This is a suicidal plan that Jamal has in mind as it signals out risky intentions for doing
so. His plan on using a weapon is highly risky and feasible. It will be important to know if Jamal
has rehearsed using this weapon or has ever tried with such a specific plan. Asking him on
rehearsal gives the probability of this approach in his suicidal...


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