Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v.17, no.1, (1988), p.1-23 SIEC No: 19930637

The authors integrate a proposed model of risk factors with a multithreshold level of early detection in youth suicide & outline a new approach to early detection & intervention. Risk factor domains include psychiatric diagnosis, personality traits, psychosocial factors, life events & chronic medical illness, biological factors, & family history & genetics. The 3 levels of early detection are detection awareness, major problem awareness, & major psychiatric disorders. (55 refs.)