Year: 1985 Source: National Conference on Youth Suicide, (1985: Washington, D.C.) p.187-191 SIEC No: 19871802

Alvarado states that volunteers can contribute to the prevention of youth suicide by building public awareness of the problem & by taking action when specific problems are indentified. ACTION volunteer programs are described, & special mention is made of older volunteers & their success with emotionally disturbed youths. The author feels community volunteers can have the same success in reducing youth suicide as they had fighting drugs, finding missing children & countering illiteracy. (NBB)