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 CRCSD Procedures for Suicide Risk Screening

The C-SSRS will be administered by trained School Counselors and School Nurses. 

When to administer the C-SSRS:

  • Talking about or threatening suicide
  • Engaging in self-harm
  • Chronic depression or mental health/behavioral concerns
  • General mental health/behavioral concerns from third parties (parents, peers, etc.)
  • Major changes in personality, behavior, grades, social relationships, attendance, sleep patterns, and other day-to-day functions 

*Other attributes that increase risk of suicide: firearm access, substance use, sexual minority, exposure to suicide, sleep disturbance, impulsivity, isolation, history of suicide

Risk Level Table


  • Approved: 10-26-2022
  • Documents: 605.7a

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