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Laboratory Measures / Materials

Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale - Fearlessness About Death (ACSS-FAD) (measure) (psychometrics)
Brief Agitation Measure (BAM) Self-Report (measure) (psychometrics)
Depressive Symptom Index: Suicidality Subscale (DSI-SS) (measure) (psychometrics)
Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ-15) (measure) (psychometrics)
Painful and Provocative Events Scale (PPES)(measure) (related article)
Risk Identification Packet (packet)
Risk Assessment Packet (packet)

Translated Measures

Translated Measures List


If you wish to use any of these measures, you are free to use them without asking for permission. If you need to translate any of these measures to another language, please contact Dr. Joiner before translating and using. If you have any further questions or concerns, you may contact the lab at, Dr. Joiner at, and/or the lab manager at

Crisis Resources

If you are in crisis:

If you are in crisis or thinking about harming yourself please reach out to a friend or family member for help or call one of the hotlines listed below for help and support. If you know someone who is suicidal, try to get the person to seek help immediately.

  • Call 911 for emergency services (in the United States).
  • Go to a hospital emergency room.
  • Call the toll-free 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), which provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
  • Call the toll-free 24-hour hotline of National Hopeline Network (1-800-784-2433) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center near you.

If you are in the Tallahassee Area

  • FSU Counseling Center: Free counseling for students  (850) 644-2003 (website)
  • FSU Psychology Clinic: (850) 644-3006 (website)
  • 211-Tallahassee crisis and suicide hotline : dial 211

For more telephone support:

1-800-442-HOPE (1-800-442-4673)

Veterans peer support line: 1-877-Vet2Vet (1-877-838-2838)           

Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA (1-800-784-2432)

Teen to teen peer counseling hotline: 1-877-YOUTHLINE (1-877-968-8454)

Graduate student hotline: 1-800-GRADHLP (1-800-472-3457)          

Post-partum depression hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667 )

Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth: 1-866-488-7386

Professional Organizations

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Psychological Association

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Association for Psychological Science

International Society for the Study of Self-Injury

Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, APA Division 53



Dr. Joiner also has videos on suicide and treatment of suicidal behavior available on the continuing education website,

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