Year: 1967 Source: Medical World News, (April 7, 1967), p.73-78 SIEC No: 19842346

This article describes the severity of the suicide epidemic, citing statistics & analogies in order to emphasize itsÕ influence in the United States. The author argues for increased awareness & training of medical professionals to prevent suicide. Issues of confidentiality related to suicide & the need for direct questioning of patients regarding suicidal thoughts are discussed. Suggestions for future training are included. (SC)