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  • Repeat suicide assessments over time, because of the waxing and waning nature of suicidality (see Table 1 for settings and circumstances).

  • Repeat suicide assessments in inpatient settings at critical stages of treatment (e.g., with a change in level of privilege, abrupt change in mental state, and before discharge).

  • Reassess suicidality if the patient was intoxicated with alcohol or other substances when initially interviewed.

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