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Table 1 Questions of the MINI defining the suicide risk and its severity

From: Suicide risk among prisoners in French Guiana: prevalence and predictive factors

In the past month did you:    
Item Question Answer Points
C1 Suffer any accident? NO YES 0
IF NO TO C1, SKIP TO C2; IF YES, ASK C1a,:
 C1a Plan or intend to hurt yourself in that accident either passively or actively? NO YES 0
IF NO TO C1a, SKIP TO C2: IF YES, ASK C1b,:
 C1b Did you intend to die as a result of this accident? NO YES 0
 C2 Think that you would be better off dead or wish you were dead? NO YES 1
 C3 Want to harm yourself or to hurt or to injure yourself? NO YES 2
 C4 Think about suicide? NO YES 6
IF YES, ASK ABOUT THE INTENSITY AND FREQUENCY OF THE SUICIDAL IDEATION:
Frequency: Occasionally, Often, Very often
Intensity: Mild, Moderate, Severe
Can you control these impulses and state that you will not act on them while in this program? Only score 8 points if response is NO. NO YES 8
 C5 Have a suicide plan? NO YES 8
 C6 Take any active steps to prepare to injure yourself or to prepare for a suicide attempt in which you expected or intended to die? NO YES 9
 C7 Deliberately injure yourself without intending to kill yourself? NO YES 4
 C8 Attempt suicide?
Hoped to be rescued/survive
Expected/intended to die
NO YES 10
In your lifetime:
 C9 Did you ever make a suicide attempt? NO YES 4
IS AT LEAST 1 OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT C1) CODED YES?
IF YES, ADD THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS FOR THE ANSWERS (C1-C9) CHECKED ‘YES’ AND SPECIFY THE LEVEL OF SUICIDE RISK AS
INDICATED IN THE DIAGNOSTIC BOX:
NO YES
SUICIDE RISK CURRENT
1–8 points
9–16 points
>17 points
Low
Moderate
High
MAKE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THIS PATIENT’S CURRENT AND NEAR FUTURE SUICIDE RISK IN THE SPACE BELOW: