On suicide risk: from psychological processes to clinical assessment and intervention

Zortea, T. C. , Cleare, S. , Wetherall, K., Melson, A. J. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) On suicide risk: from psychological processes to clinical assessment and intervention. In: Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier. ISBN 9780128093245 (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818697-8.00073-X)

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Around 800,000 people take their own lives annually, impacting families, communities, health professionals and the society in general, a picture that reveals the urgent need for better ways of understanding and preventing suicides. The current article provides an overview of suicide risk, clinical assessment and intervention across four main parts: a brief overview of the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm; the presentation of a theoretical framework that helps us to understand the psychological processes underpinning suicidal thoughts and behaviors; the issues involved with suicide risk assessment; and finally, potential clinical implications and recommendations for practitioners.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Melson, Dr Ambrose and Zortea, Dr Tiago and O'Connor, Professor Rory and Cleare, Dr Seonaid and Wetherall, Miss Karen
Authors: Zortea, T. C., Cleare, S., Wetherall, K., Melson, A. J., and O'Connor, R. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Published Online:31 August 2021

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