Year: 2003 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, v.44, no.1, (February 2003), p.1-6 SIEC No: 20030250

This article examines a study that found Swedish adolescents were more disapproving of a suicidal disclosure by a fictional friend than their Turkish counterparts. Given this finding, & using a sample of 966 Swedish & 956 Turkish high school students, the authors ask: To whom do adolescents disclose their suicidal thoughts? What reactions do such disclosures produce. What were the reasons for not disclosing suicidal feelings? (28 refs)