Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publications, 1999. p.210-223 SIEC No: 19990263

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.