Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.227-229 SIEC No: 19940449

In this presentation, the authors state that increasing rates of suicide should not be viewed as a temporary problem, but as a phenomenon of far-reaching consequences. One of the arguments put forth is that children exposed to suicide come to recognize the suicidal act as a reaction to difficulties & as a way of solving problems. If nothing is done to alleviate the traumatic effects of suicide & to obviate suicidal contagion, the frequency of suicidal behaviour will increase in the long-term.