Year: 1994 Source: New York: Plenum, 1994. p.525-580 SIEC No: 20041394

This chapter illustrates that suicidal behavior in children & adolescents is one of the most significant mental health problems among youth today. The epidemiology of suicidal behavior in this age group is described, along with its evaluation & assessment. The relation between suicidal behavior & psychopathology in young people is also explored. Intervention techniques are discussed, as are issues & difficulties in the study of suicidal behavior. (342 refs)