Suicide Psychological Autopsy

Suicide Psychological Autopsy

Psychological Autopsy: A study typically conducted within 30 days of the inmate’s death. Often, the psychological autopsy serves to gain understanding into the person’s state of mind at or around the time of suicide, gain insight on how to better serve suicidal inmates, and gather data that may enhance the institutional policies and procedures designed to reduce suicide risk.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention in Correctional Settings: A two-hour training designed to help you identify key times when suicide risk increases, recognize suicide risk factors, assess suicide risk, document the suicide risk assessment, and decide the most appropriate level of supervision for the suicidal individual.