Year: 2007 Source: Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, v.3, no.1, (May 2007), p.42-51 SIEC No: 20100848

This manuscript reviews suicide risk factors & then discusses suicide risk assessment, as assessment is the critical foundation for both suicide prevention & treatment. The assessment of suicide risk is a difficult & complex task that helps to identify acute, modifiable, & treatable risk factors & helps clinicians to recognize when clients need more concrete methods to manage their lives. Suicide risk assessment requires knowledge, training, & experience. (35 refs.) JA