Year: 1988 Source: Dayton, Ohio: Suicide Prevention Center, Inc., (1988). 7p. SIEC No: 19872317

Emotional stress & possible feelings of guilt or shame can make an incarcerated person feel hopeless or worthless & possibly suicidal. Signs indicating high risk are included for adults & youths. Types of suicide; active, passive, gestures, gambles with death, & self-destruction are described as are prevention procedures for prison officials. Advice to family members is to reasure the person & to inform officials of any history of suicide & of any need for psychiatric help. (KM)