Year: 1990 Source: Counseling and Values, v.35, no.1, (October 1990), p.73-76 SIEC No: 19910260

For appropriate intervention with depressed or suicidal clients, counselors should gain an understanding of clients’ perspectives of religious values & attitudes, which at the moment of suicidal crisis may or may not be consonant with previously held religious tenets. Counselors should make appropriate inquiry within the counseling setting to determine whether religion has an inhibiting or facilitating effect for that client. (6 refs.)