Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.181-183 SIEC No: 19930088

This study examines the convergent validity & internal consistency reliability of the Suicide Assessment Checklist (SAC; formerly called the Crisis Line Suicide Risk Scale), developed for use by volunteers & professionals alike. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) & SAC forms were completed for those admitted to an evaluation center (final sample consisted of 342 SAC/BDA pairs). Results suggest the appropriateness of continued SAC use as an emergency suicide risk assessment instrument.