Identify Risk. Prevent Suicide.

The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), the most evidence-supported tool of its kind, is a simple series of questions that anyone can use anywhere in the world to prevent suicide.

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You Can Save a Life.

The first step is to ask. We used research and real-world experience to determine the right questions to ask to identify people of all ages at risk for suicide. The C-SSRS is designed for use around the world for research, communities and healthcare, and families, friends, and neighbors.

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Easy to Learn How to Use

Training on use of the C-SSRS is easy, quick, and accessible.

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Saving Lives Worldwide

The C-SSRS is saving lives in 45 nations on six continents.

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Effective For Everyone

The C-SSRS can be used by anyone, anywhere. The Columbia Lighthouse Project provides the scale in more than 100 country-specific languages for use by: