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ERIC Number: ED325770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 25
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Adolescent Suicide: Prevention, Postvention and Crisis Management.
Dineen, Peggy
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15-25. Every day, over 1,000 young adults attempt to destroy themselves. Although adolescents contemplate suicide for many reasons, research suggests that depression is the number one risk factor in suicide. Accordingly, this paper describes many of the stressors which have been linked to adolescent suicide, including rising divorce rates, single parent households, social pressures, population growth, reduced family support, and the pressures on teenagers to succeed in the face of economic difficulties. It also provides information regarding the developmental period of adolescence, along with guidelines and rationale for prevention, crisis management, and postvention programs that counselors can plan and implement in a school setting. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Language: English
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