Year: 1988 Source: Medical Post, (Oct. 25, 1988), p. 61 SIEC No: 19880670

This article discusses teen suicide: a desperate,impulsive act signalling deep buried problems e.g. family divorce, unemployment; the inability of teens to communicate their troubles; the role of crisis centres as illustrated by Suicide Action Montreal; the value of good communication in helping the despairing teenager; clues to suicidal feelings e.g. radical personality change, sleeping & eating disorders; & the need for teachers & physicians, in particular, to be alert to these signs. (GW)