Year: 2012 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology.(2012).68(3):334-348. SIEC No: 20120160

The assessment of suicide risk is a complex task for mental health professionals. Certain demographic groups are associated with completed suicide including males, divorced adults, and Caucasians. However, demographic variables alone provide a crude assessment of suicide risk. Psychiatric diagnosis and recent life events might improve the identification of high-risk individuals.