Year: 2005 Source: Visions Journal, v.2, no.7, (Fall 2005), p.22-23 SIEC No: 20052165

Family involvement in care constitutes a large positive step in the direction of suicide prevention. The appropriate exchange of information between caregivers & family members is crucial to providing a high level of care when dealing with any serious medical condition. 2 salient points that many families have noted are: 1) neglect or refusal of many professionals in the mental health field to communicate with families about their relativesÕ care, & 2) education is clearly needed. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in this area. (LC) (6 refs)