The Counselor’s Assessment and Intervention With the Suicidal Student (IN: College Student Suicide, ed. by L C Whitaker and R E Slimak)
Foreman M E
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.