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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

Media Coverage

Dokoupil, T. (2013, May 23). Why suicide has become an epidemic--and what we can do to help. Newsweek. (article)

Rendeiro, M. (2013, March 4). Why think of jumping from great heights. United Academics Magazine. (article)

MPR News. (2013, January 14). A look at treatment for suicidal teens. (audio)

DCoE for PH & TBI. (2012, October 2).  2011 Suicide Prevention Conference: "Myths about Suicide" Dr. Thomas Joiner. (video)

Joiner, T. E. (2011, January 19). Understanding and overcoming the myths of suicide. Psychiatric Times. (article)

US Medicine. (2011, December 1). Adequate sleep matters for soldiers at risk for suicide. (article)

Alexander, B. (2012, March 13). That weird urge to jump off a bridge, explained. NBC News. (article)

NPR. (2010, April 28). Deconstructing 'Mythings About Suicide' [Interview with Dr. Joiner. Host: Neal Conan]. Talk of the Nation. (transcript and audio)

O'Conner, C. (2010, October 26). Colorado VA researchers join in study of military suicide. The Denver Post. (article)

Van Nuys, D. (2009, March 13). An interivew with Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. on why people commit suicide. DV. Wise Counsel Podcast. (audio)

800273TALK. (2009, January 2). Dr. Thomas Joiner on Dr. Phil Show. (video)

US Medicine. Military establishes new $17 million suicide research consortium. (n.d.). (article)

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 )

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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