ERIC Number: ED307566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Annotated Bibliography of the Literature Dealing with Adolescent Suicide and What Educators Can Do To Help Reduce This Problem.
Van Dyke, Catherine A.
The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the complex and growing problem of adolescent suicide. The annotated bibliography consists of 7 articles on recent facts and data, 10 articles on causes determined by research, 11 items on indicators seen in adolescents, and 14 documents on how educators can help. A lack of secure social connections, compounded by poor parental examples, may lead to self-destructive behavior patterns, such as drug abuse, and perhaps later, suicide. Depression is a strong indicator of possible suicidal tendencies. Early recognition and identification by school personnel of such warning signals as prolonged depression in students should raise the alert of a possible suicide. It is recommended that: (1) schools include a mini-unit in the curriculum on suicide; (2) the topic of suicide be discussed openly after making students aware of it; (3) students should know where they can go for help; and (4) a national organization directing its attention towards the prevention of adolescent suicide should be formed. (PPB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Exit Project, Indiana University.