Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego), p.77-79 SIEC No: 19900740

This article details the development of male & female children. The author believes the increased use of firearms among adolescent males & the subsequent higher rate of suicide can be understood as a manifestation of developmental issues & social expectations. This development forces the male child away from relationships & dependence towards independence. (VM)