Year: 1990 Source: Parents, (January 1990), p.111 SIEC No: 19900529

This article discusses the rising youth suicide rate. The author feels that although teens have more freedom, they also experience more loss (due to divorce), & have lost a sense of hope for the future. The author describes warning signs, such as mood changes, & details what parents can do. He states that although many suicide victims experience a specific precipitating event, there are usually long-standing predisposing causes. (VM)