Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.2, (Summer 1995), p.222-230 SIEC No: 19950130

In this article, four domains of research in adolescent suicide are reviewed: 1) the role of psychopathology; 2) family history of psychopathology; 3) mental health treatments; & 4) firearms in the home. On the basis of extant empirical findings in the literature, recommendations are made for changes in training, service delivery, & public policy in each of the domains. The authors believe the suggested changes can result in a substantial reduction in the adolescent suicide rate. (39 Refs.)