Year: 1997 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (30th: 1997: Memphis), p.102-103 SIEC No: 19990635

This presentation described a psychological model that the author has used for understanding & evaluating potentially suicidal African-Americans in a Memphis hospital. Individuals are seen as being impinged upon by long-term & short-term stressors which threaten their equilibrium. A list is provided of 10 presenting problems & symptoms in the seriously suicidal African-American patient seen in this hospital’s emergency room. These are in addition to the more usual serious indicators of suicide.