Year: 1991 Source: European Journal for High Ability, v.2, (1991), p.73-85 SIEC No: 19990073

Researchers are discovering that giftedness carries with it special stresses that may make the gifted adolescent vulnerable to emotional distress, leading to suicidal behaviour. This paper will investigate the exceptional vulnerabilities of the gifted adolescent & show how the practitioner may recognize the warning signs in this population. In addition, recommendations will be made regarding prevention & intervention strategies. (36 refs.)