Year: 1985 Source: 19p. SIEC No: 19860403

Before children under 12 consider, plan & attempt suicide, they usually provide subtle messages & overt warning signs of suicide. Hospital staff who identify these warnings can help assess & prevent suicide. Staff must identify the warnings of suicide. Every suicidal message is a serious cry for help. This article helps staff understand suicide thoughts, methods, risk factors & early clues to suicide. Guidelines for suicide prevention are also considered. 12 ref.