Why is Johnny Dead? The Growing Problem of Suicide Among Troubled Adolescents.
This article is a general discussion of suicide among children & adolescents. Early signs such as withdrawal, truancy, a decline in academic performance & explosive & unpredictable emotional outburts are often ignored or treated as “stages” to be tolerated until outgrown. The author stresses the importance of early intervention & treatment. 5 ref. (NBB)