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Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit

About This Resource

The Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit is a free resource for medical settings (emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics/primary care) that can help nurses or physicians successfully identify youth at risk for suicide. The ASQ is a set of four screening questions that takes 20 seconds to administer. In an NIMH study, a “yes” response to one or more of the four questions identified 97% of youth (aged 10 to 21 years) at risk for suicide. By enabling early identification and assessment of young patients at high risk for suicide, the ASQ toolkit can play a key role in suicide prevention.

Cost Information: 

Download at no cost


ASQ Screening Tool translations in: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, & Vietnamese

Who This Resource Is For


  • Assessment Tools
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Age Range: 

  • Middle
  • High
  • Young Adult
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any