Year: 1978 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.39, no.8, (August 1978), p.649-650 SIEC No: 19833021

As a suicidology consultant to a county coroner and to several hospitals, the author has noted 5 common errors by the mental health caretakers in the treatment and management of suicidal patients. Prototypical cases of these errors are presented and discussed along with suggestions for prevention.