Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Counseling & Development, v.84, no.4, (Fall 2006), p.461-470 SIEC No: 20091137

The authors designed this study to understand how adolescents overcome suicidality from the subjective perspective of 13 previously suicidal female participants drawn from across Canada. A resilience framework was used to conceptualize the process. Data analysis using basic interpretive qualitative inquiry revealed 4 domains of resilience: social processes, emotional processes, cognitive processes, & purposeful action. The domains were inextricably linked; improvements in one domain produced changes across others, adding momentum to the resilience process. Implications for practice are discussed. (40 refs.)