Year: 2007 Source: Omega, v.55, no.1, (2007), p.57-70 SIEC No: 20080225

This article summarizes disparate challenges to the measurement of suicidal intent; describes strengths & weaknesses of circumstantial indicators; reviews evidence from studies using the Suicide Intent Scale to show that subjective & circumstantial indicators do not strongly correlate with each other; & concludes with a call to place more trust in individuals whose disclosures of suicidal intent are questionable, even if the possibility of manipulation exists. (63 refs.)