Year: 1983 Source: Exceptional Children, v.49, no.5 (February 1983), p.390-394 SIEC No: 19851024

This article discusses the phenomenon of youthful suicide. It is noted that suicide among adolescents has been known & recorded throughout history. The physical & emotional changes experienced by adolescents are evidenced as among the causes producing pain which may lead to suicide in some cases. Societal factors which may contribute to adolescent suicide are described. Suggestions for prevention are put forward.