Year: 1987 Source: Adolescence, v.22, no.86, (Summer 1987), p.271-290 SIEC No: 19871768

The literature on youth suicide (15-24yrs) is surveyed for the period l980-l985. Emphasis is placed on general determinants of suicide, predictors in the form of psychological tests, precipitating events (immediate Causes), & signs-clues that may signify impending attempts at self-destruction. Suggestions for prevention, and limitations of research on suicide are offered.