Year: 2004 Source: Omega, v.49, no.3, (2004), p.237-248 SIEC No: 20052112

This study examined a survey of a random national sample of 697 mental health social workers from the NASW database to find the prevalence of fatal & nonfatal client suicidal behaviour experienced by mental health social workers & examined their subsequent reactions. Findings indicate that both fatal & nonfatal client suicidal behaviour is not a rare occurrence for mental health social workers & that both types of behaviours relate to increased levels of subjective stress as measured by the Impact of Event Scale. (LC) (30 refs)