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Adolescent suicide has become a national concern within the past five years, due to the steady rise in both suicide attempts and completions (Giovaccini, 1981). Although the rate of adolescent suicide attempts appears to be on the upsurge, most of the literature focuses on adult attempters or deals with attempts across all ages (Topal & Reznikoff, 1982). Giovaccini (1981) reports that the adolescent suicide rate is nearly thirty three percent higher than that of the overall population. Rbsenkrantz (1978) found adolescents make many more attempts per successful suicide than do adults. The ratio for adolescents has been estimated as high as one hundred twenty to one, while the adult ratio is approximately eight to one (Rosenkrantz, 1978). Cohen (1975) remarks that young people are beginning to displace the aged as the most likely suicide victims.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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William Kline


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