Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Until recently, childhood suicidal behavior has been a relatively neglected area of systematic research and clinical concern (Wells & Stuart, 1980). There were several contributing issues. First, completed suicide among children was considered to be rare. Second, it was believed that, due to a lack of physical prowess, youngsters could not affect a fatal self-injury. Third, because children under ten may not realize that death is final, it was thought that, by definition, youngsters could not be considered suicidal. Consequently, vital statistics do not catalog self-killing as a cause of death in children under ten.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1986 Michael Thomas Brinkman
Brinkman, Michael Thomas, "Understanding why children and adolescents attempt suicide" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 2110.