Year: 1995 Source: New York: A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995. p.17-43 SIEC No: 19950087

Treatment strategies developed for suicidal teenagers can be conceptualized as interventions that decrease the impact of risk factors (found to correlate positively with suicidal behaviour) & enhance the role of protective factors (found to correlate negatively with suicidal behaviour). This chapter reviews salient issues raised by studies on demographic, psychosocial, psychiatric, genetic, & biological risk factors, social & problem-solving skills & support, & protective factors. (137 Refs.)