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The ten most Common Errors of Suicide Interventionists

How prepared are medical and mental health professionals to manage suicidal crises in their patients? How skilled are they in selecting an appropriate response in counseling situations with potentially self-destructive clients, and to what extent does professional training help them to do so? Do common themes underlie various suboptimal responses? Most important, can the identification of such common themes be used to focus professional education in a way that redresses these weaknesses?