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URGEN PAPER EDITING IN 30-50 MINUTES I need you to add these into my script I dont think i added them Did you see what i ciricled ? Rehaan: Hello Dave. I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. How are you doing?
Dave: OK, I guess. I just can’t seem to stop thinking about my girlfriend killing herself.
Rehaan: I understand it must be real painful to lose someone you care about. Can you tell me some more about your feelings?
Dave: I just can’t help thinking that if it wasn’t for me, Susan will still be alive right now. I just can’t live with the guilt. Sch Psy: So not only are you dealing with the sudden death of Susan, but you are also feeling real guilty?
Dave: Yes (Dave begins to cry). Identify Suicidal Ideation Sch Psy: You know Chris, sometimes when people have experienced a sudden lose and feel as you do, they think of suicide. Is this something you have thought about?
Dave: (Dave stops crying, pauses, and tentatively says). Yes. Inquire About the Reasons for Suicidal Thinking
Rehaan: I think I understand, but can you tell me some more about what it is that has lead you to think about suicide?
Chris: I just can’t live with this guilt. Everyone is looking at me. They know that I had broken up with her. No one, except you, will talk to me. I’m sure everyone hates me and wishes I were dead. I might as well do them a favor.
Rehaan: So then you are really feeling alone right now. You are thinking that you are being blamed for her death.
Dave: If I kill my self they will not have me to kick around any more! [I have identified that Chris is feeling very guilty about Susan’s death, and feels isolated and alone. He is also feeling that everyone is blaming him for Susan’s death (which may or may not be true). I know that he has thoughts of suicide, but need to assess his risk of engaging in such behavior.] Assess the Degree of Suicide Risk
Rehaan: Dave, you mentioned that you think suicide is a way to cope with the feelings and problem generated by her death. Do you have a plan? How would you go about killing yourself?
Dave: Yes, I could do it with my car
Rehaan: Have you thought about when you would do it?
Dave: Yes, I was planning to get drunk and drive off the bridge tonight.
Rehaan: So the pain feels so intense you are thinking of crashing your car off the bridge tonight.
Rehaan: Have you ever tried to talk to anyone about this pain before?
Dave: I was thinking about going to my old therapist, but I don’t even know if she is still around. It has been over a year since I last saw her.
Rehaan: What were you seeing the therapist for?
Rehaan: Dave, have you ever tried anything like this before?
Dave: No Rehaan Is their any one you can talk to about this. Anyone who you think could help you solve these problems.
Rehaan: Dave, I know it hurts a lot right now and it seems like there is no way out, but I believe that I can help you, if you let me.
Dave: What can you do (a hint of anger returns to Chris’ voice)? I’m ready to leave now. [Chris gets up and leaves the office. After giving the secretary a signal that I need assistance, I follow Chris to the parking lot.]
Rehaan: Dave, we need to get some help right now. How would you like to proceed? Chris: I’m done with all of this?
Rehaan: OK, Dave I understand. You see no hope. But I do. You need to come with me right now (my voice is compassionate, but firm). [This intervention will need to be very directive. The secretary has alerted the principal of my need for assistance. He is standing by on the edge of the parking lot. If need be he could immediately contact the police for assistance. As it turned out Dave responded to my very direct and firm approach. He cooperated with me and his parents who took him to the crisis intervention clinic at the local mental health facility].