Year: 1977 Source: West Point: Merck Sharp & Dohme, (1977). 8p. SIEC No: 19840108

This article briefly covers topics in suicide prevention including myths, danger signs, & what to do. Myths include that there is a “type” of person who is suicidal, that threats or previous attempts can be ignored, & that suicide is rare. Danger signs include threats or a desire to die, a previous attempt, depression, changes in behaviour, & making arrangements for a final departure. Things to do in preventing suicide include believing suicidal statements, talking freely, & getting professional help. (RM)