Year: 1965 Source: Social Work, v.10, no.4, (1965), p.43-50 SIEC No: 19820073

Suicide is among the first ten causes of adult deaths in the United States. It is helpful for social workers and other professionals to be able to recognize possible suicides, evaluate the suicidal risk, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. Because of the seriousness of suicidal problems, consultation should always be sought.