Preface. Introduction: the dimensions of suicidal behavior. The clinician's emotions, values, legal exposure, and ethics: global issues in the treatment of suicidal patients. A basic model of suicidal behavior. Assessment of suicidal behavior and predisposing factors: blending your assessment with treatment. Outpatient interventions with suicidal patients. The repetitiously suicidal patient: evaluation, psychotherapy, and basic case management. Managing suicidal emergencies: more on crisis and case management. Hospitals and suicidal behavior: a complex relationship. Working with special populations: substance-abusing, psychotic, young, and elderly patients. Suicidal patients in general health care. Understanding and providing care to survivors of suicide. Appendix A: philosophies about suicide. Appendix B: consequences of suicidal behavior questionnaire. Appendix C: reasons for living inventory. Appendix D: suicidal thinking and behaviors questionnaire. Appendix E: malpractice management assessment. Index.