Year: 1991 Source: Washington, DC: United States Congress. Office of Technology Assessment, (April 1991). p.433-495 SIEC No: 19981074

An overview of adolescent mental health problems in the US is provided. Issues related to prevention are illustrated, with analyses in 2 areas: efforts related to the promotion of mental health, and efforts related to the prevention of suicide. The mental health treatment system in the US is examined. Information related to the prevention of adolescent suicide, inluding factors associated with suicide risk, and school & community-based suicide prevention programs, are included (228 refs.)