Year: 1987 Source: Public Health Reviews, v.15, no.3, (1987), p.241-255 SIEC No: 19910584

The purpose of this paper is to provide professionals with information that will help them in planning prevention programs. It begins with a discussion of the incidence of adolescent suicide. Next, theoretical perspectives on suicide are briefly presented, including the relationship between depression & suicide. Specific strategies for crisis intervention are presented & the paper concludes with a discussion of appropriate responses to the aftermath of suicide in the schools. (24 refs.)