Year: 2001 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.40, no.4, (April 2001), p.495-499 SIEC No: 20011324

These guidelines review what is known about the epidemiology, causes, management, & prevention of suicide & attempted suicide in young people. Detailed guidelines are provided concerning the assessment & emergency management of the children & adolescents who present with suicidal behaviour. The guidelines also present suggestions on how the clinician may interface with the community. Crisis hotlines, method restriction, educational programs, & screening/case-finding suicide prevention strategies are examined, & the clinician is advised on media counselling. Postvention, minimization of suicide contagion or imitation, & gatekeeper training are discussed.