Year: 1982 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (15th: 1982: New York), p.27-28 SIEC No: 19841331

Examines the hypothesis that a lack of cognitive skills for solving conflicts, especially in the context of family difficulty, contributes to suicide in teens. Half of 10 suicide attempters & 20 psychiatric patients, aged 8-13 years, were taught problem-solving strategies. Training resulted in improvement in alternative thinking, especially in suicide attempters. Results are discussed in terms of treating suicide with problem-solving training, especially in groups. (RM)