Year: 1979 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1979. p.41-64 SIEC No: 19900612

This chapter describes the processes involved in counselling a suicidal patient. The authors outline how to make contact with the client, show understanding, & establish hope. They describe symptoms & how to handle them. They discuss ambivalence, agitation, depression, mind racing, overgeneralizing, negativism, not taking responsibility, & needing to save face, among other items. They also outline counselling methods for suicidal schizophrenic patients. (VM)