Chapter 1. Understanding Suicide Risk
- Dr Stan Kutcher MD FRCPC1 and
- Dr Sonia Chehil MD FRCPC2
Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 S. Kutcher and Sonia Chehil
Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals
How to Cite
Kutcher, S. and Chehil, S. (eds) (2007) Understanding Suicide Risk, in Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750933.ch1
Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean of International Medical Development and Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Head of International Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2007
Print ISBN: 9781405153690
Online ISBN: 9780470750933
- suicide risk;
- psychiatric disorder;
- social stigma of suicide;
- suicide protective factors;
- postpartum depression
This chapter contains section titled:
Why is it important to know about suicide?
What are some of the barriers to detection and prevention of suicide?
Can we always predict who will or who will not commit suicide?
Suicide: protective factors and risk factors
By knowing these risk factors will I be able to prevent all patients from committing suicide?
What can be done?
Summary of suicide risk factors