Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

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Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

A self-report measure of suicidality involving 6 screener questions about suidical ideation and behavior designed by the Columbia Lighthouse Project.
Duration: 1 minutes
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:08PM


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Mundt, J.C., Greist, J.H., Gelenberg, A.J., Katzelnick, D.J., Jefferson, J.W. & Model, J.G. (2010). Feasibility and Validation of a Computer-Automated Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale Using Interactive Voice Response Technology. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 1224–1228.

Posner, K., Brown, G. K., Stanley, B., et al. (2011). The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale: initial validity and internal consistency findings from three multisite studies with adolescents and adults. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(12), 1266–1277.

Gipson, P. Y., Agarwala, P., Opperman, K. J., Horwitz, A., & King, C. A. (2014). Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale: Predictive Validity With Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Patients. Pediatric Emergency Care, 31(2), 88-93.

Arias, S. A., Zhang, Z., Hillerns, C., et al. (2014). Using structured telephone follow-up assessments to improve suicide-related adverse event detection. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12088.

Viguera, A. C., Milano, N., Laurel, R., Thompson, N. R., Griffith, S. D., Baldessarini, R. J., & Katzan, I. L. (2015). Comparison of electronic screening for suicidal risk with the Patient Health Questionnaire Item 9 and the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. Psychosomatics, 56(5), 460-469.

Nock, M. K., Ursano, R. J., Heeringa, S. G., Stein, M. B., Jain, S., Raman, R., ... & Gilman, S. E. (2015). Mental disorders, comorbidity, and pre-enlistment suicidal behavior among new soldiers in the US Army: results from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members (Army STARRS). Suicide and lifethreatening behavior, 45(5), 588-599.