Year: 1998 Source: Professional School Counseling, v.1, no.4, (April 1998), p.30-35 SIEC No: 19980722

Adolescent suicide is discussed under 5 main sections: understanding the behavior, detection, risk factors, intervention & prevention. Common myths are listed. Detection clues such as verbal, behavioral, situational & syndromatic signs are elaborated upon. The authors explain suicide risk factors like gender, sexual orientation, race & giftedness. Intervention advice for suicidal adolescents is provided, as well as characteristics of school-based suicide prevention programs. (50 refs.)