Book Reviews-Suicidal Adolescents by P A Davis & Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: a Family Systems Model by R J Heillig
Rosenn reviews 2 books: Suicidal Adolescents, by Davis, & Adolescent Suicidal Behavior, by Heillig. Suicidal Adolescents culls together information from over 100 papers. However, it is too broad for practitioners/parents and there is little synthesis or interpretation. Adolescent Suicidal Behavior is good for a student seeking entry into suicide literature. It takes an interactionist-systems model appraoch to understanding suicide (i.e., suicide’s roots as being caused by the victim’s family).