Source: West Point: Merck Sharp & Dohme, (nd). 13p. SIEC No: 19840112

Briefly covers the following: magnitude & cost of the suicide problem, social & psychological reasons why people commit suicide, the ambivalence towards death seen in suicide, the taboo attitude generally held toward suicide (with only some enlightenment recently), clues to suicide, limits of the prevention worker’s job, aspects of the suicidal crises (& how they relate to prevention), & planning & setting-up suicide prevention services. (11 refs.) (RM)