Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego), p.74-76 SIEC No: 19900739

This article describes the process of the admission of a suicidal adolescent into an inpatient pediatric unit. The author discusses emergency room procedures, & the evaluation of the patient to determine if they should be admitted to the pediatric/adolescent unit. She also details the usual characteristics of a suicidal teenager, & the staff response to these adolescents. (VM)