Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.407-408 SIEC No: 19880893

In this summarized paper the authors discuss suicidal behavior at the junior high age level using data from a Los Angeles school that employed an intervention program & data from 18 junior high schools in Cleveland. The authors felt that the criteria & record keeping in the 2 studies have not yet been well coordinated; the reason for increased rates in both cities in 1984-85 & the decline in 1985-86 deserve speculation; the figures suggest the magnitude but do not allow significant conclusions. (GW)