Year: 1990 Source: Pediatrics, v.86, no.3, (September 1990), p.481-483 SIEC No: 19901719

Education about depression & identification & referral for treatment of the depressed or drug-abusing student are important strategies in reducing the tragedy of suicide among adolescents. Pediatricians should work with local school personnel toward the implementation of suicide-reduction strategies. To be successful, such programs must involve school personnel, community medical professionals, child psychiatrists, students & parents. (8 refs.)