Year: 2007 Source: Crisis, v.28, no.3, (2007), p.113-121 SIEC No: 20080289

In 2000, the World Health Organization published a guide on suicide prevention for corrections officers. There are now new epidemiological data on prison suicide, a more detailed discussion of the risk factors accounting for the generally higher rate of suicide in correctional settings compared to the general population, & several strategies for developing screening instruments. As a first step, this paper presents an update prepared by a task force of the International Association for Suicide Prevention of the 2000 guidelines. (49 refs.)