Year: 1993 Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1993. p.127-163 SIEC No: 19970581

Potential suicide is seen as a problem for approximately 14% of all students in residential youth facilities. Front-line staff need to understand risk factors associated with suicide & should be familiar with basic intervention principles. When intervening with such residents, there are 5 considerations to keep in mind: arranging medical assistance, determining appropriate intervention, decreasing the availability of lethal means, problem solving, & recognizing the potential for homicide.