Excerpts From an Academic Conference & Recognition of Suicidal Risks Through the Psychological Examination(IN: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment & Intervention, ed. by D G Jacobs)
Havens L L
This chapter contains material from the writings of the author & a 1997 speech. The first section provides suggestions for how clinicians can intervene once they have recognized suicide risk. The second section is a paper, first published in 1967, which highlights the complexity of detecting the patient at risk for suicide. Information is provided on a variety of methods for assessing suicide risk. These methods are based on observation & interviewing skills.