I was born in Long Beach, California to Marjorie Crane and Fred L. Welsh during the last days of WWII. I grew up in the Vassar/Millington, Michigan area where I did a lot of farming in my youth. Then, it was on to Michigan State for a BA in history/pre-law. After graduation, I became an officer in the US navy serving on LST1160 Traverse County and DD931 Forrest Sherman as main propulsion assistant and CIC officer. After leaving the Navy in 1972, I managed a Manpower Inc. office in Flint, Michigan. Then it was on to General Motors for twenty-seven years as an Industrial Engineer. Now, I'm happily retired and very busy with a singing group, Brothers in Song, and with volunteer work at the Bay County Historical Museum.
Suicide Risk Assessment: What Providers Need to Know Linda Gettinger-Dinner, RN, MSN, DHSc, ARNP, CCM
Suicidal behavior is complex, and despite the best available expertise and exemplary care, some individuals who threaten suicide will complete it. There is no current rating scale or algorithm proven to be of predictive value in the clinical assessment of suicide. A thorough assessment of the individual remains the only valid method of determining risk.
Assessments are based on a combination of the background conditions and the current factors in a person’s life and the way in which they are interacting.