Year: 1991 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1991. p.109-120 SIEC No: 19910385

This article begins with a case study of a 12-year-old black girl who committed suicide. Her case illustrates the author’s belief that research on youth suicide does not help the caregiver, & is sometimes misleading. None of the current research would point to the young black girl as a high risk for suicide. The author asserts this makes prevention very difficult, & that youthful lives must be attended to individually to lessen suicides, & research must continue to be refined. (VM)