Year: 2000 Source: East African Medical Journal, v.77, no.3, (March 2000), p.165-167 SIEC No: 20040743

This article investigates the attitudes towards suicide among Grade II secondary school pupils among 3 cultural groups in South Africa. It is found that suicide ideation, plans to commit suicide, & frequency of attempted suicide are highest among Asians, closely followed by Whites, & lowest among Black pupils. Further findings & implications for prevention program design are discussed. (22 refs)