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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  • Kits

    Starter & complete kits, print & digital

    1 option

    From £173.40
  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    3 options

    From £4.20
  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

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    From £107.00
  • All products

    All tests and materials offered for BSS

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  • BSS Complete Kit (Print)
    9780158018447 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual and 25 Record Forms


  • BSS Manual (Print)
    9780158018454 Qualification Level B


  • BSS Q-global 1 Year Scoring Subscription (Digital)
    9780749170967 Qualification Level B

    Includes unlimited digital scoring and reporting per user within an account for BSS on Q-global. 
    Note: Subscription covers scoring of manually entered data only. On-screen (OSA) or remote on screen (ROSA) administrations require individual usages for scoring & reporting.


  • BSS Q-global Manual (Digital)
    9780150180036 Qualification Level B

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.


  • BSS Q-global Administration/Interpretive Report (Digital)
    9780749166106 Qualification Level B

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



  • BSS Record Forms (Print)
    9780158018461 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25



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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