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ERIC Number: EJ765940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Building Social Support for Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation: Implications for School Guidance and Counselling
Sun, Rachel C. F.; Hui, Eadaoin K. P.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v35 n3 p299-316 Aug 2007
This study involved interviews with 13 adolescents with high levels of suicidal ideation. It aimed to understand how these adolescents perceived their family, school and peer relationships, and how they perceived these systems as their support. Comparison between adolescents with severe and mild suicidal ideation showed that the family, school and peers could act as effective support systems in times of stress. A close interpersonal relationship was the key factor in unlocking these support systems. The school as a support system was highlighted. Implications for school guidance and counselling to strengthen the social support of adolescents and adolescents' resiliency were discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom