Year: 1998 Source: New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1998. p.273-280 SIEC No: 19980050

Berman briefly describes 2 current approaches to dealing more effectively with the American youth suicide problem. One is from a public health prevention model with a focus on firearms & the other is from a clinical-intervention model focusing on adolescents at risk. The clinical-intervention model is based on early detection, targeted treatment & attempts to alter the pathways to suicide. The prevention model is based in research & strategies developed from the research findings. (19 refs.)