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it is not a diagnosis it is a disorder

suicide

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This religious group believes that life is a gift from God and that taking it is strictly forbidden

Judeo-Chrisitan

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This plays a significant role after age 60 and becomes the leading predisposing factor to suicidal behavior in individuals older than age 80.

medical illness

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the response of the individual who feels separate and apart from the mainstream of society.

Egoistic suicide

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The individual who is excessively integrated into a group. The allegiance is often so strong that the individual will sacrifice his or her life for the group

altruistic suicide

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occurs in response to changes that occur in an individuals life such as divorce, loss of job that disrupts feelings of relatedness to the group.

anomic suicide

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-people older than 50 and adolescents
-males
-caucasians
-single, divorced, or widowed
-highest and lowest socioeconomic class
-professional health care personnel and business executives are at highest risk
-use of firearms
-no affiliation with religious group
- family hx

high risk for suicide

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-The client should not be left alone. Make arrangements with the family. They should be hospitalized if this cannot happen.
-Establish a no-suicide contract.
-Enlist help of family and friends to ensure that the home environment is safe from dangerous items
-appointments should be scheduled every other day
-Establish rapport and promote a trusting relationship
-Accept the clients feelings in a non judgmental manner.
-Discuss the current crisis situation. Use problem solving approach
-Help the client identify areas of life situation that are within his or her control
-May be prescribed antidepressants no more than 3 day supply

interventions with the discharged suicidal client

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Be direct. Talk matter of factly about suicide. Listen actively and encourage expression of feelings including anger.

handeling a suicidal person

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-A sense of guilt and responsibility
-Anger and resentment
-A heightened sense of emotionality, helplessness, failure and despair
-self searching (if only I had done something)
-confusion(why?)
-inner injury. The family feels wounded
-Severe strain
-vulnerability to illness

Suicide of a family member