BHPC: Risk Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions Case Study: Adult



Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) case study describes how to use nursing assessment strategies to evaluate a patient at risk for suicide and implement evidence-based management strategies.


About the Series

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify goals of care in patients at risk.
  2. Define risk factors for suicide.
  3. Describe the role of substance use in suicide risk.
  4. Describe steps in a crisis intervention.


Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN

Director, Substance Use Sequence

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


Tasania Rhoden, RN

PMHNP Student 

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing