Year: 1983 Source: Personnel and Guidance Journal, v.62, (1983), p.131-135 SIEC No: 19840653

Discusses myths, causes, & the prevention of adolescent suicide. Myths includes beliefs such as adolescence is an untroubled time; that those who talk about suicide won’t complete, & that there is a suicidal type. Causes of suicide include depression, loss of a parent, & alienation from the family. Prevention should include making significant others aware of suicide & ABC counseling – Acquire information, Boil-down the situation, & help the client Cope. (27 refs.) (RM)