Year: 1998 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.37, no.5, (May 1998), p.484-487 SIEC No: 20030178

This article presents a public health approach to child suicide prevention in the United States. Conflicts with parents & a lack of psychiatric disorder diagnoses are identified as causative factors in child suicide. The authors stress that child suicide prevention programs would be most effective if they enhanced positive parent-child & peer relations. They also assert that more open communication about suicide may reduce youth suicide. (8 refs) (SC)