Year: 1987 Source: Marriage and Family Review, v.12, no.1-2, (1987), p.135-142 SIEC No: 19901425

Suicide ranks among the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., & poses a great threat to adolescents in particular. This article is a brief review of the dimension of the problem, the theories of its causes & the precipitating events & warning signs associated with suicide attempts. 25 refs.