A 15-year-old patient has been making demands all day, exaggerating her every need. She is now…

A 15-year-old patient has been making demands all day,
exaggerating her every need. She is now crying, saying she has nothing to live
for and threatening to kill herself. What is the priority nursing action?

a. Ignore her continued exaggerated and melodramatic
behavior. b. Consult with the physician to increase her antidepressant dose. c.
Leave the girl alone for a little while until she composes herself. d. Take the
girl’s suicidal threat seriously and provide close supervision.