Year: 1981 Source: Adolescent Psychiatry, v.9, (1981), p.493-496 SIEC No: 19842513

This paper suggests that many suicidal problems evolve from the adolescent’s realization that life is finite and one can kill. This concept is approached clinically from three points of view: frank suicidal cases, covert suicidal cases, and the therapist’s countertransference reactions to suicidal issues. (3 ref.)