ERIC Number: ED258118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Suicide. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Oversight on the Factors That May Lead to Teenage Suicide, and What May Be Done to Prevent That Tragedy (October 3, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document contains transcripts of witness testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the issue of teenage suicide. Testimony is focused on the factors that may lead to teenage suicide, what might be done to prevent these deaths, what the federal government is currently doing in this area, and what action the federal government might take to expand its activities. Witnesses include the parents of a teenage boy who committed suicide, and a mother and her teenage daughter who attempted to commit suicide. Factors leading to this suicide and attempted suicide are discussed and personal experiences are related. Other witnesses include the criminal district attorney for Collin County, Texas, where 11 teenage suicides occurred in 2 years. The president of the American Association of Suicidology, and the coordinator for School Social Work Services in Fairfax, Virginia who describes the Adolescent Suicidal Prevention Program in that county, also testified. Included in the appendix are a letter from Andrew C. Teter to the subcommittee; the article "Adolescent Suicide and the Classroom Teacher" (McKenry, Tishler, and Christman) from the Journal of School Health, March, 1980; the California Senate Bill No. 947-Schools: Youth Suicide Prevention School Programs; and the article "Suicide in Adolescence: Prevention and Treatment" by Norman L. Faberow in "The Adolescent Mood and Disturbance", Golombek and Garfinkel, International Universities Press, 1983. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.