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One problem I've often found with these books is that although they may raise a therapist's awareness of the suicide risk they don't offer much in the way of methodology for therapists helping someone reprogram themselves so they don't feel the need to go through with it.

Risk assessment is all very good and well but if there isn't an assistance plan available what's the point?

At one hospital I know of the doctors simply stitched up the potentially fatal knife wounds of the patient, keep them for observation for a couple of days and sent them home...despite the patient requesting no less than 5 times that they required psychiatric assistance.


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It is only a few pages long and deals with complex issues such as countertransference and self harm or repeated low lethality clients in a brief and glib manner.

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