Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.1, (Spring 1997), p.5-14 SIEC No: 19970694

Case vignettes are presented to highlight the idiosyncratic dynamics & special cultural influences that describe adolescent suicides. A series of aphorisms about the study of adolescent suicide & about adolescents are extrapolated from these cases. These are meant to inform both clinicians & researchers on the need to better attend to the individual in context of his or her cultural influences. (12 refs.)