Firefighter’s Suicide Screening
Below is a self-screening for suicide ideations for firefighters. Please circle either Y= Yes, or N=No. When you have completed screening please review your score at the end of the screening.
At home? Y N
sky-diving, reckless motorcycle riding or purchasing guns? Y N
Y N (any option will receive a circle of Yes)
Fellow firefighters? Y N (any option will receive a circle of Yes)
12. Do you have a history of feeling depressed? Y N
13. Do you have feelings of hopelessness? Y N
14. Do you feel like killing yourself? Y N
15. Have you created plans to kill yourself? Y N
16. Have you recently attempted to kill yourself? Y N
Scoring: Total the amount of (Yes) circled.
If you circled question 15 or 16, then please seek help immediately from a trusted friend, chaplain, counselor, dial 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) .
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) recommends that if a person answers YES to at least three of these questions, it would be recommended that you contact a local Mental Health Care Professional that deals with firefighters who suffer from suicidal ideations and depression. If you need assistance, please contact FBHA for further information at 847-485-8953.
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