Year: 1998 Source: New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1998. p.369-272 SIEC No: 20030852

This chapter discusses the assessment of suicidality when a young person presents in a psychiatric emergency. Precipitants of suicidal behaviour, risk factors, & protective factors are presented. The author stresses the importance of accurate assessment & briefly comments on involuntary hospitalization of young children to lower the risk of suicide. (32 refs) (SC)