Year: 1993 Source: New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1993. p.47-65 SIEC No: 19950401

The suicidal elderly are subject to more crises than any other group. These crises invariably involve loss. This chapter describes crisis intervention for elderly people at the time of a suicidal state. It stresses the importance of the therapist being there at the height of the emergency & involvement of the family. Case examples illustrate discussion of crisis intervention, effect of past crisis, therapeutic crisis, hospitalization, & emergency room interventions.