Year: 1984 Source: Littleton, Mass.: John Wright, 1984. p.259-270 SIEC No: 19842166

Pediatricians are invaluable for detecting & preventing suicide & other self-destructive behaviors. As diagnosticians they may be among the first to witness early indicators of self-destructive behaviors & as primary care clinicians they have unique opportunities to influence children & families at risk. This chapter is based on a brief survey of Nebraska pediatricians’ opinions & involvement with suicidal children. Results of the survey are reviewed & implications are discussed.