The Suicide Probability Scale (SPS) gives clinicians a rapid, accurate, and empirically validated measure of suicide risk in adults and adolescents over 13 years of age. Quick and cost-effective, the SPS permits routine screening in any high-risk setting. The scale is composed of 36 items that describe particular feelings and behaviors. The respondent indicates how often each statement applies to him or her, using a 4-point scale. The test form does not mention suicide in its title. The SPS generates three summary scores a total weighted score, a normalized T-score, and a Suicide Probability Score which give an overall indication of suicide risk.