Year: 1987 Source: English Journal, v.76, no.1, (1987), p.64-68 SIEC No: 19871612

This article states that English teachers are in a unique position when it comes to dealing with suicide as a theme & a reality. Describes why teens are vulneraable & identifies factors which cause depression. Lists 13 common misconceptions about suicide. Encourages discussion with students about the motivating factors of characters in literature who commit suicide, with emphasis on Romeo & Juliet.