Year: 1997 Source: Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1997. p.175-213 SIEC No: 20030234

This chapter addresses suicide prevention for youths. Statistics are presented that suicide is the 2nd or 3rd leading cause of death for American adolescents between 15 & 19 years of age. Several prevention strategies are presented, focusing on social support & coping skills. Suggestions for community & school-based prevention programs are included. (152 refs) (SC)