Year: 1993 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (26th: 1993: San Francisco), p.46-47 SIEC No: 19960323

This presentation identifies the issue of loss & disconnection as a risk factor & precipitant of suicidal behaviour in adolescence in the context of female development & cross-cultural immigration & acculturation. The process of acculturation creates a dilemma for the adolescent for which there is no apparent solution. In some adolescents, perhaps those with a diathesis resulting from earlier losses or disconnections, this problem can feel intolerable, & can precipitate suicidal behaviour.