Year: 1982 Source: Meeting of the Center for Preventive Psychiatry, (January 25 1982: White Plains, N.Y.), 8p. SIEC No: 19850931

Child suicide has become a critical issue for both the public & the therapeutic community. The author differentiates between children under 8 or 9 & those approaching adolescence, stating younger children are developed mentally to the stage of magical thinking & believe death is reversible. Parents & caregivers must therefore provide a safe environment for the suicidal child. Also examined are motives, clues, violence, familial suicide, anniversary reactions, stress & risk indicators. (NBB)