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Is Path Warm
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IS PATH WARM is an acronym that is utilized as a mnemonic device created by the American Association of Suicidology. This mnemonic assist counselors and the general public to remember the warning signs for suicide. The acronym is outlined below:
I = Ideation
S = Substance Use
P = Purposelessness
A = Anxiety
T = Trapped
H = Hopelessness
W = Withdrawal
A = Anger
R = Recklessness
M = Mood Change
The acronym was developed in 2003 by a group of suicidologists as an evidence-based set of near-term signs of immediate suicide intent and risk. Juhnke, Granello, and Lebron-Striker (2007) posit that suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans, there was a need to have a method for identifying the risk factors of suicide and methodologies that counselors could use to help reduce the rates of suicide. This acronym can also be used by other…

Juhnke, G., Granello, P., & Lebron-Striker, M. (2007). IS PATH WARM? A suicide assessment mnemonic for counselors. Professional Counseling Digest, 3.
Whiston, S. C. (2012). Principles and applications of assessment in counseling (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.