Year: 1988 Source: Journal of School Health, v.58, no.5, (May 1988), p.193-194 SIEC No: 19901511

The author theorizes that as quality of life improves & external sources of distress decline, teenage suicide rates increase. He suggests that removal of outside stressors makes it more difficult to externalize blame for one’s misery. Encouraging teenagers to participate in athletics, do volunteer work or help others in the community is, perhaps, a way of injecting more meaning into their lives. A goal of education, therefore, should be to help people to profitably enjoy their leisure time.