Suicidal Behavior at School: A Systemic Perspective
Shulman S~~Margalit M
This article delineates the interpersonal function of suicidal behaviour in children. Children’s suicidal attempts can be perceived as a mode of controlling the family or school. In order to highlight this approach, a case of epidemic suicidal attempts in a special education high school is presented. A systemic mode of intervention, consisting of an adolescents’ group & a teachers’ group within the school system, is described. The importance of implementing systemic modes is outlined.