Year: 2007 Source: Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, (2007). 28p. SIEC No: 20090166

This booklet provides guidelines for suicide prevention in correctional settings. Topics discussed include: the development of suicide profiles; risk factors common to jails & prisons; & key components of a suicide prevention programme – training, intake screening, post-intake observation, management following screening, & postvention after a suicide attempt or a death by suicide. A brief summary of best practices is also included.