Year: 1989 Source: Australian Paediatric Journal, v.25, no.5, (Oct. 1989), p.257-258 SIEC No: 19900389

Discusses adolescent suicide, noting that depressive illness & chronic family discord are factors in suicidal ideation & attempts. Suggests that preventive measures should be aimed at identifying & treating adolescent depression, more study of issues surrounding family decompensation, & acknowledgement of the effects of loss on young people. 5 refs.