In this study, questionnaires were sent to 196 elementary school counselors in Kansas to acquire information about suicidal behaviour among students. Counsellors reported having contact with 187 students who were suicidal during the 1987-88 school year. 1 male student completed suicide. The counsellors rated family problems as the primary reasons for suicidal behaviour, & depression as the main symptom. The authors conclude by making recommendations for suicide prevention in elementary schools.