Year: 2002 Source: Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. p.273-299 SIEC No: 20020927

This chapter addresses 4 aspects of suicidal behaviours among youth under the age of 19: the incidence, the underlying theory, basic research, & school-based strategies for responding to the problem of youth suicide. The incidence section presents the magnitude of the problem of youth suicide. The theory section provides a definition, nomenclature, & typology for suicide & suicide-related behaviours. It also reviews the development of the concept of death by suicide in children. The research section explores some of the risk factors of youth suicide. Finally, the responses section addresses school-based strategies for preventing & responding to suicidal ideation & behaviours. (54 refs)