ERIC Number: ED266338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teenage Suicide: Identification, Intervention and Prevention. Highlights: An ERIC/CAPS Fact Sheet.
Peters, Lori J.
This fact sheet presents teenage suicide as a reaction to stress in adolescence compounded by increasing stress in the environment. It can also be examined as part of a three-step process: a previous history of problems, problems associated with adolescence, and a precipitating event. Contrary to popular belief, suicide is not an impulsive act but a culmination of long-term problems. Warning signs are given and nine strategies for counseling suicidal teens are listed. Prevention efforts for community members, mental health workers, school counselors, teachers, peers, and parents are included. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Role, Counseling Techniques, Identification, Intervention, Parent Role, Prevention, School Counselors, School Role, Stress Variables, Suicide
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.