Treatment: The Suicidal Client
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Assessment - Assessing for Potential Suicide Risk - SF Suicide Prevention Site
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
Suicide - Read This First - Contains conversations and writings for suicidal persons to read. If you're feeling at all suicidal, be sure to read this page before you take any action. It might just save your life.
Laws and Regulations
The "Board of Behavioral Sciences Licensing Laws and Regulations" booklet describes many of the legal requirements affecting Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP), MFT Interns and LCSW Associates in California.
NPR Broadcast

12/07/1999 Suicide

The rate of suicide among young people has tripled in the past half century, and among ten to fourteen year olds, the rate has doubled since 1980.

Related Crisis Websites
American Association of Suicidology
Boys Town National Crisis Line - 24 hours a day, every day: the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time. The Hotline is staffed by caring professionals. Phone: 800-4483000, or for TDD call 800-448-1833
CRISIS Centers in your area - Link providing crisis centers in the United States, Canada and International locations.
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County A nonprofit agency, CSS is certified by the American Association of Suicidology. Our mission is to reach out and offer support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis, to work to prevent the suicide of those who are actively suicidal, and to offer hope and caring in times of hopelessness
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline Phone: 800-662-HELP - A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Free materials and referrals.
The Samaritans is a registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing; and that increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.
NATIONAL CRISIS HELPLINE - for use in locating the nearest crisis service in the United States - 1-800-999-9999

Helpful Links

DSM IV Made Easy Website - provides diagnostic information on most DSM IV categories
Dr. Bob's Website - DSM IV Codes - provides codes for each DSM IV category
Psychiatric Meds Info- links to the site


The Correlation Between Suicide and Panic Disorder by Frank J. Ayd Jr., M.D., and Claudia Daileader
Guidelines for Clinicians Working with Gifted, Suicidal Adolescents by Thomas E. Bratter, Ed.D.
Risk Management With the Suicidal Patient by Deborah A. Lott
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Readings - Suicide
Adolescent Suicide : Assessment and Intervention by Alan L. Berman, David A. Jobes
The Anatomy of Suicide : Silence of the Heart by Louis Everstine
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention by Douglas Jacobs (Editor), Harvard Medical School
No One Saw My Pain : Why Teens Kill Themselves by Andrew E., Md Slaby, Lili Frank Garfinkel (Contributor)
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment : A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors by Shawn C. Shea
Psychoanalytic Understanding of Violence and Suicide (New Library of Psychoanalysis 33) by Rosine Jozef Perelberg (Editor)
Risk Management With Suicidal Patients by Bruce Bongar (Editor), Alan L. Berman (Editor), Ronald W. Maris (Editor), Wendy L. Packman (Editor)
Suicidal Behaviors : Diagnosis and Management (The Master Work) by H.L.P. Resnik (Editor)
The Suicidal Patient : Clinical and Legal Standards of Care by Bruce Michael Bongar
The Suicidal Patient : Recognition, Intervention, Management (The Master Work Series) by Victor M. Victoroff
Suicide and the Inner Voice : Risk Assess-Ment, Treatment by Firestone
Suicide : Guidelines for Assessment, Management, and Treatment by Bruce Bongar (Editor)
Related Journals
Archives of Suicide Research
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Sucide Prevention
Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment - Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment is a journal devoted exclusively to the study of the specific policies, practices, techniques, and research on crisis intervention and short-term treatment. It focuses on the latest issues, clinical innovations, and outcome studies of professionals and researchers working in mental health and other practice settings
Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior - examines theoretical and clinical approaches to life-threatening behaviors. It employs biological, statistical, psychological, and sociological approaches to explore the full range of issues in suicidology