Year: 1988 Source: Muncie, Indiana: Accelerated Development Inc., (1988). p.3-28 SIEC No: 19890477

This chapter introduces the reader to issues & interventions connected with adolescent suicide & the prevention of same. The varied problems of adolescence are overviewed to provide an understanding of the problem in the US. Predicting suicide is addressed through the discussion of suicide myths, signs & symptoms & a profile of a suicidal adolescent. Prevention, crisis management, postvention & approaches to counselling/therapy are also overviewed to provide the reader with a point of departure.