ASQ Suicide Screening Tool Meeting with NIMH

Amy Goldstein; Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, NIMH, Melissa Ealey BN; Anne Moss Rogers, Pres of Beacon Tree Foundation,; Lisa Horwitz, PhD, MPH NIMH; Liza Lanzillo,
Amy Goldstein, Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health ABG Strategies, LLC; Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, NIMH; Melissa Earley RN, BSN; Anne Moss Rogers, Pres Beacon Tree Foundation; Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH NIMH; Liza Lanzillo, Postbaccalaureate IRTA, Office of the Clinical Director, NIMH; Deborah Snyder MSW-LCSW-C, NIMH

The ASQ Suicide Screening Tool is an evidence-based 4/5-question suicide risk screening tool for ages 10-24. The tool has been used in emergency rooms and pediatric hospitals in the US.

Locally, Dr. Ted Abernathy has been using this tool in his pediatric practice on wellness visits for ages 12 and up.

Parents unaware their child was thinking of suicide were able to get their child the care they needed before thoughts became acts. As former president of Beacon Tree Foundation and a parent who lost a child to suicide, I’ve made it a goal to work with this team to help implement the ASQ tool into pediatric, family care, and primary care practices in Virginia.

The goal of this meeting was to meet the entire ASQ team at NIMH and share ideas.

Get the ASQ Tool here

See all the ASQ posts on this website

Templates and example handouts for parents of youth in clinical practices is at this link (gray box on the page has the templates)

ASQ Questions

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “ASQ Suicide Screening Tool Meeting with NIMH”

  1. Today, June 10,2022 is the birthday of
    my son, Matthew Irvan. Matthew
    committed suicide March 16, 2004.
    Extremely traumatizing situation
    where I, his mother, found him on
    bathroom floor. Am glad that helpful
    services are offered. I also have much
    help to give if ANYONE interested.

    1. Happy birthday Matthew. And thank you for being someone a person can go to when they are struggling with this kind of grief. I am so sorry you saw that last scenery. What did you do to work through it?

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