Year: 1997 Source: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.20, no.3, (September 1997), p.641-666 SIEC No: 19980525

Many therapeutic approaches to managing suicidal behaviour among youth have been used. These interventions have been applied based on educational & therapeutic principles drawn from prior work with adolescents in varied scholastic & psychiatric settings. This article reviews the assessment of risk factors among suicide attempters, emotional states, family, social isolation, interpersonal loss, substance & alcohol abuse, & treatment strategies. (113 refs.)