Year: 2003 Source: Crisis, v.24, no.4, (2003), p.181-182 SIEC No: 20040121

The authors argue that an important risk factor for suicide in schizophrenics that has not received enough attention so far is the role of the family in inducing suicidal behavior. They explore the influence that social stigma has on the family dynamic, & the impact this has on suicidal behavior. The need for family participation in preventing suicide in patients with schizophrenia is highlighted. (6 refs)