Year: 2003 Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, v.24, no.1, (January/February 2003), p.1-3 SIEC No: 20041488

This article introduces a special journal issue on suicide-related topics in mental health nursing. The author discusses current rates of suicide amongst American youth, the increasing likelihood of mental health nurses to experience the suicide of a patient, & the impact of these experiences on individuals & the profession as a whole. She provides a brief summary of the topics addressed throughout the rest of the issue, & highlights the paucity of research literature addressing suicide in vulnerable populations. (8 refs)