Year: 1998 Source: Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1998. p.151-161 SIEC No: 19980304

It is stated in this chapter that the identification of predictors of suicidal ideation may lead to a better understanding of suicidal intent & risk. This understanding could lead to better approaches to prevention, intervention & postvention. Charron (1981) suggested that suicidal ideation is a function of 3 factors, i.e. personal characteristics, negative life experiences, & social support. These are discussed in detail. (60 refs.)