Chapter 1. Understanding Suicide Risk

  1. Dr Stan Kutcher MD FRCPC1 and
  2. Dr Sonia Chehil MD FRCPC2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750933.ch1

Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals

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

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean of International Medical Development and Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

  2. 2

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Head of International Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153690

Online ISBN: 9780470750933

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Keywords:

  • suicide risk;
  • psychiatric disorder;
  • social stigma of suicide;
  • suicide protective factors;
  • postpartum depression

Summary

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