Year: 1997 Source: Jail Suicide/Mental Health Update, v.7, no.1, (Summer 1997), p.1-5 SIEC No: 19971314

Responding to and/or observing a suicide in progress can be extremely stressful for correctional staff & inmates. The Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) process has begun to emerge within the correctional field & agencies are being encouraged to develop appropriate protocols for its use. A firefighter with extensive training & experience with CISD, provides an overview of it, with specific application to the correctional community.