3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Diseases and Conditions > Suicide: Prevention & Expectations
      Category : Health Centers > Mental Health (Mental Disorders)


Suicide | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Suicide prevention consists of taking a person's suicide threats seriously. Others should also watch for signs that a person is planning to commit suicide. Steps include:

  • listening carefully to the person at risk
  • offering an open, non-judgmental conversation
  • offering the person a positive solution
  • discussing options for seeking help
  • offering support for the person in finding help and treatment
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    Suicidal thoughts may result in the person taking his or her own life.

    What are the risks to others?

    Suicide is not contagious. If a person shows a risk of committing suicide along with a friend, both people should be evaluated further.

    Previous section


    Next section

    Suicide: Diagnosis & Tests


    Suicide: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

    \"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

    Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site