Year: 1987 Source: Adolescence, v.22, no.86, (Summer 1987), p.271-289 SIEC No: 19871614

The literature on youth suicide (ages 15-24) is surveyed for the period 1980-1985. Emphasis is placed on general determinants of suicide, predictors in the form of psychological tests, precipitating events (immediate causes), and signs -clues that may signify impending attempts at self-destruction. Suggestions for prevention & limitations of research on suicide are offered.