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C-SSRS part of the National Action Alliance's Toolkit for Zero Suicides

C-SSRS helps reduce suicide rate 65%
in one of the largest behavioral healthcare providers in the United States, as reported in US News & World Report

Learn to Save a Life: Training in the C-SSRS

When a Community Comes Together, There is Hope

Huffington Post article about bringing suicide prevention to a Native American community after a tragic school shooting.

Latest News

Marine Corps Times: Marine suicides down 22% after C-SSRS
total force roll out and other initiatives.

Based on just-released data from the Department of Defense, deaths by suicide among active-duty Marines during the first quarter of the year decreased 64% from 2014 to 2015.



Anyone, anywhere can use the
C-SSRS. Hospitals, schools, jails, armed forces and many other public health settings are using the scale for suicide risk identification.

The electronic self-rated version of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (eC-SSRS) is available in tablet, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and web versions through ERT©.

If you are involved in clinical trials for a pharmaceutical or a research firm under contract to one, please click here.

Scales and Resources for Clinical Trials





The scale has been successfully implemented across many settings, including schools, college campuses, military, fire departments, the justice system, primary care and scientific research. For a list of settings in which the C-SSRS is currently being used, click here.

The C-SSRS is available in 116 languages

Click here for a current list of available languages

  • Age: Children, Adolescents, Adults and Older adults
  • Typical administration time: A few minutes
  • Content: Assesses occurrences, types, and severity of suicidal ideation and all types of behavior
  • The C-SSRS is a questionnaire used for suicide assessment developed by Kelly Posner, PhD, David Brent, MD, Chris Lucas, MD, Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, Barbara Stanley, PhD, Greg Brown, PhD, Prudence Fisher, PhD, Jaime Zelazny, NR, MPH, Ainsley Burke, PhD, Maria Oquendo, MD, and J. John Mann, MD.
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

About the C-SSRS
General Information
Psychometric Properties
Where the C-SSRS is Used
Dr. Kelly Posner

C-SSRS in the News
Suicide Hotline
C-SSRS Information