SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I remember from Ethics class that if the patient has a plan to kill himself/herself, the therapist should do something about it. But I am not sure where to draw the line. This is a question from my student. So if the patient says that she wanted to drive off the bridge and kill herself while she was driving a car but decided not to do so at the last moment, should the therapist reports this to the police or hospitalize the patient by force? Hypothetically if the patient did commit suicide, and if the therapist lies about that the patient did not mention about the suicidal intent during the therapy session. Is there any way to find out that the therapist was lying? I know this is a gray area and it's hard to draw a line. But I just want to know more about this and maybe provide a more specific and practical answer to this question. Thanks.