Year: 1990 Source: Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v. 4, nos.3/4, (1990), p.125-140 SIEC No: 19910413

This paper summarizes the major demographic and dynamic risk factors associated with suicide in terms of using this information to determine whether or not the college student needs to be hospitalized. If the decision is made not to hospitalize, an ecological approach to suicide prevention is suggested for both initial stabilization of the student, and as a problem solving strategy to address those issues that precipitated the student’s suicidal inclination.