Year: 1991 Source: Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v.9, no.2, (1991), p.23-36 SIEC No: 19920548

This paper examines attitudes, myths & causes associated with suicide in children & adolescents. Treatment issues & risk assessment are discussed with special attention to limitations in predicting risk. Ethical & legal issues are reviewed. Finally, management of the suicidal patient in a treatment setting is discussed with special attention given to assisting staff who are impacted by suicidal behaviour in a patient. (15 refs.)