Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.34-35 SIEC No: 19870290

The development of a comprehensive suicide prevention program to address the special needs of the deaf & hearing impaired population is described. The suicide attempt rate for deaf teens has increased tremendously. l978-l983 shows an increase of 828% for l0-l4 year olds & 350% for l5-l9 year olds.The methods used were lethal such as guns, jumping & overdoses. The prevention package includes a film & a teacher’s manual on warning signs, confidentiality issues & mental health resources.