Year: 1990 Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1990. p.87-101 SIEC No: 19950585

This chapter is based on an extensive literature review, consultation with experts, & on the outcomes of focus groups with principals, teachers & guidance counsellors. Adolescent suicide is considered in relation to other developmental & health issues faced by adolescents. The supportive potential of the school is examined. Major types of suicide prevention programs & evidence of their effectiveness are reviewed with recommendations to guide the educational programs. (30 refs.)