Assessment Summary

Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA)

The Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) is a 142 item self-report assessment instrument or test that takes 25 minutes to complete. Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) development was influenced by M. David Rudd's suicide theory and its peer-reviewed research. David Lang (2003) emphasized clinicians should use a suicide risk screening tool (assessment or test) with patients who have co-existing concerns like depression, anxiety or substance (alcohol/drug) use or abuse. It should be noted that the Suicide Risk Screen (SRA) is a suicide screening tool. Sometimes it is argued that by not administering a suicide risk assessment, a clinician is neglectful (Simon, 2002). References are available at

The SRA takes 25 minutes to complete and can be administered by paper-pencil (test booklet format) or on the computer screen. Regardless of how the SRA is administered, all SRA tests are scored online and reports are available on-site within 3 minutes of data (answers) entry.

Eight SRA Scale (Domains):

  1. Truthfulness Scale
  2. Depression Scale
  3. Anxiety Scale
  4. Substance Use Disorder
  5. Suicide Risk Scale
  6. Alcohol Scale
  7. Drug Scale
  8. Stress Management Scale

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