Year: 1980 Source: Journal of School Health, v.50, no.3, (1980), p.130-132 SIEC No: 19830096

Adolescent suicide constitutes the third leading cause of death in this group. Various theories of suicide are reviewed. School offers an avenue of approach to adolescent suicide. A list is provided for teachers use in identification & referral. A discussion of suicide dispels myths & modifies the likelihood of an attempt. Suggestions concerning how school personnel may intervene are provided. (GW)