Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.285-293 SIEC No: 19890978

The author studies environmental risk reduction as an intervention strategy for reducing suicide. 2 issues are addressed: What predisposes an adolescent to commit suicide? & What methods do adolescents use? She concludes that the majority of risk centres on real & created violence, & factors of neglect & loss. Thus intervention should decrease the amount of violence, limit the availability of lethal agents (e.g. guns) & establish education programs for youth, parents, & the public. (CM)