Source: 4p. SIEC No: 20060265

This article addresses the topic of family suicide in Kerala, South India. Family suicide is when either one parent or both parents kill their children & then die by suicide. The suicidal adult is usually suffering from depression brought about by a variety of factors. The economic condition of the city, legal issues, & media influences are discussed. The author suggests the use of a suicide prevention centre has to become part of a familyÁøs lifestyle & in society as a whole. (4 refs.)(CH)