Year: 1992 Source: Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1992. p.184-206 SIEC No: 20031361

The authors of this chapter discuss youth suicide. Topics include: the incidence of childhood & adolescent suicide; precursors to suicide & the characteristics of suicidal children & teens; identification & assessment of suicide ideation; common miconceptions of suicide; warning signs & behaviors; & intervention strategies, including prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention, & follow-up treatment. The potential role of the counselor, teacher, school, family, & inpatient settings in effecting change is also discussed.