ERIC Number: ED265464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Suicide: Theory, Identification, and Counseling Strategies. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas.
Peters, Lori J.
This document is an information analysis paper based on a computer search of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database from l966 to the present and on pertinent outside resources on the topic of suicide. The paper reviews, analyzes, and interprets the literature on suicide and points out the implications of the information for human services professionals. Part 1 of this paper presents a brief history of suicide theories, reviews selected literature on the subject, and describes some of the factors which researchers have linked to suicide. Part 2 focuses on various aspects of suicide unique to special populations, including the elderly, children, adolescents, women, and blacks. Part 3 describes counseling programs designed for prevention, intervention, and postvention, including individual and group counseling for suicide attempters and survivors, and school-based, community-based, and government programs. Advice to parents is offered. This paper concludes with a list of programs that creatively and effectively serve the needs of their local suicidal population. Printed with the paper are selections from the computer search, including complete bibliographic citations with abstracts of ERIC journal articles and documents. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Counseling Services, Older Adults, Prevention, Suicide, Theories
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($6.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.