Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.152-163 SIEC No: 19910685

This presidential address from the 1990 American Association of Suicidology Conference outlines how suicide assessment can be improved. The author outlines established assessment instruments, such as the focused interview, & the Suicide Screening Check List. He also discusses new avenues in assessment research, for example, more specific tests for immediate & long-term risk, as well as for women, adolescents & children. (VM)