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John, 17, recently lost his father to cancer. John was also recently caught stealing from the family's liquor cabinet. He explained to his mother that drinking was one way to cope with the loss of his father. John, an avid collector of sports memorabilia, recently tried to give away parts of his collection to one of his friends. While most of John's friends are excited about attending college in the fall, John cannot picture himself going to school or having a bright future. John confided to his girlfriend that he feel hopeless and has considered "putting a bullet through his head." 

What are the risk factors for suicide that are associated with this case? Please explain in detail. 

Is there a high, moderate, or low probability that John will commit suicide? Explain your reasoning. Imagine you are a psychologist. If John was your patient, can confidentiality be broken? Why or why not? 

As John's psychologist, what action, or actions, should you take?

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Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that individuals will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. Risk... View the full answer

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Many people who commit suicide are mentally ill, lost a loved one, and addicts. The possible risk factors for suicide that... View the full answer

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