Year: 1999 Source: Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press, 1999. 212p. SIEC No: 19990386

This book, for mental health professionals, is meant to assist with suicide risk evaluation. White presents a structured system for assessing suicide risk using the acronym H.E.L.P.E.R. This system is divided into 3 phases: 1) collection of data (Historical factors, Environmental factors, Lethality of suicidal thinking & behavior, Psychological factors; 2) analysis of data (Evaluation of suicidal risk potential); & 3) documentation of data (Reporting your findings). Legal issues are discussed.