You are interviewing Tom Stone, a 17-year-old who was admitted to a psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt. How would you best respond to each of the following patient requests and behaviors?
-a. “I would feel so much better if you would sit closer to me and hold my hand.”
-b. “I will tell you if I still feel like killing myself, but you have to promise not to tell anyone else. If you do, I just can’t trust you, ever.”
-c. “I don’t want to talk to you. I have absolutely nothing to say.”
-d. “I will be going home tomorrow, and you have been so helpful and good to me. I want you to have my watch to remember me by.”
-e. Tom breaks down and starts sobbing.
– This essay must be between 300-400 words.
– Wikipedia can’t be used as a reference source.
– Reference must be in APA format.