Year: 1970 Source: Postgraduate Medicine, v.47, (May 1970), p.220-223 SIEC No: 19841005

What drives an adolescent to commit suicide? Loss of self-esteem? The feeling that society has alienated him? Instability because of a broken home? Anxiety? Or is suicide a psychotic act? The causes vary, but certain behavioral signs forewarn of potential suicide.