Year: 1980 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.11, no.1, (1981), p.51-61 SIEC No: 19820687

The author cites his 3 attempted suicides in WWII, then reflects on his experiences in the past 40 yrs as a suicide-prevention counselor. He concludes that the increasing adolescent suicides is a silent indictment of current society in Japan.