Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.103-109 SIEC No: 19890963

The author reviewed reports of psychological autopsies of suicides among youth in order to clarify the possible role of prevention &/or treatment activities in these cases. He found that over half of the deceased has recent contact with a mental health system. Both families & therapists tended to ignore & deny clues to suicide. He recommends continuity of cate & a team approach to get adolescents into therapy & to keep them there. Other features e.g. drug abuse are also noted. (CM)