There are many changes taking place and new directions being developed all the time in suicidology. The various changes and why they are happening are discussed. The activities of the suicide prevention centers are reviewed and some of the experiences of the Detroit Suicide Prevention and Drug Information Center are reported.
There is discussion of the role of the psychiatrist in support of some aspects of law enforcement activities including crisis intervention technics.
The American Association of Suicidology is discussed as is the International Association for Suicide Prevention.