Year: 1993 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (26th: 1993: San Francisco), p.122 SIEC No: 19960353

A way of determining when a patient is no longer an immediate danger for suicide is described. These are for physicians who must decide when a patient can be referred for outpatient therapy after hospitalization. The patient is asked to say, “No matter what, I won’t kill myself,” and to describe their inner response to the statement. If the patient has intact mental functioning, they are their own best judge. Of thousands of trials of this method, there have been no successful suicides sober.