Give him privacy in the bathroom.
Allow him to shave.
Open the window and allow him to get some fresh air.
Restrict visits with the family until the client begins to eat.
Provide privacy during meals.
Set up a strict eating plan for the client.
Encourage the client to exercise, which will reduce her anxiety.
"Are you sure you want to kill yourself?"
"I know if my husband left me, I'd want to kill myself. Is that what you think?"
"How do you think you would kill yourself?"
"Why don't you just look at the positives in your life?"
Dilated pupils and slurred speech.
Rapid speech and agitation.
Dilated pupils and agitation.
Euphoria and constricted pupils.
Turning on the lights and opening the windows so that the client doesn't feel crowded.
Leaving the client alone.
Staying with the client and speaking in short sentences.
Turning on stereo music.
A depressed client.
A manic client.
A suicidal client.
An anxious client.
Highly important or famous.
Connected to events unrelated to oneself
Responsible for the evil in the world.
Hyper alertness and sleep disturbances.
Memory loss of traumatic event and somatic distress.
Feelings of hostility and violent behavior.
Sudden behavioral changes and anorexia.
Offering high-calorie meals and strongly encouraging the client to finish all food.
Insisting that the client remain active throughout the day so that he'll sleep at night.
Allowing the client to exhibit hyperactive, demanding, manipulative behavior without setting limits.
Listening attentively with a neutral attitude and avoiding power struggles.
The opportunity to verbalize memories of trauma to a sympathetic listener
Prescribed medications taken as ordered
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings
Inability to make choices and decisions without advice
Showing interest only in solitary activities
Avoiding developing relationships
Recurrent self-destructive behavior with history of depression