Year: 1986 Source: New York: New York State Commission of Correction, (May 1986). 23p. SIEC No: 19910721

This handbook, for officers dealing with suicidal prisoners in county jails & police lockups, provides basic information on assessing & preventing suicide. It outlines the following: when most inmate suicides occur, methods commonly used, myths about suicide substance abuse & suicide, mental illness & suicide, risk indicators of suicide, how to identify & communicate with suicidal inmates, & how to manage a crisis situation. (VM)