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ERIC Number: ED268432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teenage Suicide: What Can the Schools Do? Fastback 234.
Pfeifer, Jerilyn K.
This document is a short summary of teenage suicide issues intended for use by teachers. Possible causes for teenage suicide are discussed, including: (1) chemical abuse; (2) unrealistic view of death; (3) the nuclear threat; (4) societal changes; (5) family changes; (6) lifestyle decisions; (7) academic pressures; and (8) the success code. Warning signs of potential suicide, a stress index for teenagers, and suggested measures for dealing with suicidal teenagers are discussed. Suggestions for a school curriculum which would prepare students to approach life with confidence are presented, including respecting life and people, coping and decision-making skills, and defining success as one's best effort. Resource agencies at national and community levels are listed. References are included. (ABL)
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($.75/copy; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: This fastback was sponsored by the Mid Cities/UTA Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.