A depressed client attempted suicide after being out of work for 9 months. After 4 days in the psychiatric unit, which of the following statements to the nurse would indicate that the client was significantly better?
1. “I had no idea that so many people are willing to help me with finances and my job search.”
2. “I don’t think that suicide is the answer, and it would hurt so many people.”
3. “I guess I was being selfish to think about abandoning my family that way.”
4. “My wife is afraid to have me come home and maybe try suicide again.”
Recognizing that people care and are willing to help conveys a decrease in hopelessness and despair, as well as a decrease in suicide risk. Stating that he knows suicide is not the answer and seeing himself as selfish does not show that he has more positive plans. His wife’s fears about his trying to kill himself again are not a statement that he won’t attempt suicide again.
CN: Psychosocial integrity; CL: Evaluate
小编寄语：What I had at first was just a dream and unfounded confidence. But that's where it all starts.最初所拥有的只是梦想，以及毫无根据的自信而已。但是，所有的一切就从这里出发。