Year: 1987 Source: St. Paul, Minnesota: Greenhaven Press, (1987). Opposing Viewpoints Series. p.79-83 SIEC No: 19901596

In this chapter, Carlson & Hilger argue that teen suicide is not as serious a problem as many people believe. In Part I Carlson examines the statistics on teen suicide & concludes that suicide is not a crisis in American society. Hilger argues in Part II that many professionals exaggerate the suicide rate & do not realize that religion & stronger families are the most effective ways to prevent teen suicide.