Year: 1997 Source: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v.2, no.1, (1997), p.113-123 SIEC No: 20070559

Epidemiological evidence provides the imperative that strategies to deal with youth suicidal behaviour must be placed clearly in the context of appropriate assessment & management of mental health problems. Clinical management of suicidal children & young people is difficult. Staff reactions to young people who have attempted suicide may interfere with appropriate care. Those involved in dealing with these issues are encouraged to share their load with colleagues & to complement their clinical work with involvement in public health strategies. (30 refs.)