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Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation

Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation® (BSS®) is an evaluation of suicidal thinking that helps identify individuals at risk. It also helps measure a broad spectrum of attitudes and behaviours. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice 
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BSS Q-global Administration/Interpretive Report (Digital)
9780749166106 Qualification Level B

Digital administration, scoring and reporting of BSS on Q-global.





Publication date:
Age range:
17 years and older
Qualification level:
Completion time:
5 to 10 minutes
Scoring options:

Manual Scoring or Q-global™ Scoring & Reporting

Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

The BSS measures attitudes and behaviors that clinicians routinely consider when assessing a patient’s suicide risk.


  • Reveals specific suicidal characteristics that require greater clinical scrutiny.
  • Can be administered with the BDI®-II and the BHS® for a more complete evaluation.
  • Five screening items reduce the length and the intrusiveness of the questionnaire for patients who are nonsuicidal.
  • Full scale consists of 21 test items.

Sample Reports

Concise Interpretive reports provide useful information such as the client's demographics, a graphical presentation of the client's raw score, a brief interpretation of the client's test score and a list of items endorsements. Progress reports help monitor a client's progress over time. 


Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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The following resource is available for BSS:

Video: Meeting of Two Great Minds


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