The Sheehan – Suicidality / Homicidality Screening Questions (S-SHSQ) is designed to quickly screen for suicidality and homicidality in clinical and in research and correctional facilities settings. It is not a substitute for the standard Sheehan – Suicidality Tracking Scale (S-STS) or the standard Sheehan – Homicidality Tracking Scale (S-HTS). These screening questions do not constitute a basic suicidality or homicidality assessment. These questions were adapted from the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Screen.
The S-SHSQ has 6 core questions, 3 for suicidality and 3 for homicidality. It is available in both a lifetime look-back and a generic timeframe look-back, to accommodate a variety of timeframe contingencies to meet the need of the individual clinician or setting. The S-SHSQ can be either clinician-rated or patient-rated. If the patient answers “yes” to any of these screening questions, you should follow-up by administering the S-STS / S-HTS.
For any scientific questions relating to the S-SHSQ, contact David V Sheehan MD MBA directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
License Agreements for Use of the S-SHSQ
To license the S-SHSQ for Use in a Study or for a Healthcare System:
• To License the Paper / PDF Version for Use in a Research Study with Grants ≥$50,000 or for a Pharmaceutical Company – There is a charge of $1 per single administration (not per patient enrolled). The amount is payable in full before study initiation. (click here to download this license agreement)
• To License the Paper / PDF Version for Use in a Research Study with Grants <$50,000 – The S-SHSQ is available free of charge to undergraduate and graduate students and for academic colleagues for educational use and for use in a small study with less than $50,000 funding as long as it is properly cited and proper copyright attribution is given on any study documents. (click here to download this license agreement)
• To License the Paper / PDF Version for Use in a Healthcare System – There is a charge of $1 per single administration (not per patient). The amount is payable in full before use. (click here to download this license agreement)
• To License a Computerized / Electronic / Mobile or Tablet App Version for Use – contact email@example.com
Training for the S-SHSQ
For information about training on the S-SHSQ, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Translations and Linguistic Validation of the S-SHSQ
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How to Cite the S-SHSQ
Use the following citations in referencing the S-SHSQ:
1. Sheehan DV, Giddens JM. (2015). Suicidality: A Roadmap for Assessment and Treatment. (1st ed.). Tampa, FL: Harm Research Press. Nov. 2015 (Available from: http://HarmResearch.org) ISBN: 978-0-9969729-0-1
2. Sheehan DV, Giddens JM. (2016). Suicidality Assessment and Documentation for Healthcare Providers: A Brief, Practical Guide. (1st ed.). Tampa, FL: Harm Research Press. April 2016. (Available from: http://HarmResearch.org) ISBN: 978-0-9969729-1-8