Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Child and Youth Care, v.10, no.1, (1995), p.1-14 SIEC No: 19950507

The case studies of 3 female suicide attempters between the ages of 16 & 23 are presented. Researchers used open-ended questions to elicit subjects’ perceptions; the responses were analyzed using the constant comparative method & other techniques. It was concluded that the suicide attempts were distinct episodes occurring in both normal & exceptional developmental circumstances. Caregivers working with suicidal teens should have good communication skills & be cognizant of adolescent development.