Year: 2001 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.40, suppl.7, (July 2001), p.24-51 SIEC No: 20060125

These guidelines review the epidemiology, causes, management, & prevention of suicide & attempted suicide in young people. Detailed guidelines are provided concerning the assessment & emergency management of children & adolescents who present with suicidal behaviour. Intervention in the community after a suicide, minimization of suicide contagion or imitation, & the training of primary care physicians & other gatekeepers to recognize & refer the potentially suicidal child & adolescent are discussed. (189 refs)