Year: 1973 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, v.18, no.2, (1973), p.107-111 SIEC No: 19831986

A review of previous criticisms of suicide prevention centres indicates that many people who are seriously suicidal will not call these centres, & that every experienced psychiatrist will have cases of suicide which he can not anticipate & for which no prevention technique is known. 2 cases are presented to illustrate the role of the psychiatrist in dealing with suicidal patients in dangerous situations (e.g. on top of a building) who have not called for help.