Year: 2002 Source: London: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2002. 35p. SIEC No: 20030864

This pamphlet discusses several issues that may affect the mental & physical health of children whose parents have mental illness. Deliberate self-harm of the parent is presented as an issue that affects children’s safety & well-being. Practical guidelines are included for assessing the safety of the child when parents are admitted for suicide attempts. These guidelines are presented in order to decrease risk of extended suicide or homicide-suicide. (77 refs) (SC)