Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In one year in the U.S., 500,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 will attempt suicide and more than 5,000 will succeed, Jensen (1984). In his article "Adolescent Suicide: A Tragedy of Our Times" (1984), Jensen notes that suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in this nation between the ages of 10 and 24. He writes that the rate of adolescent suicides began increasing in the mid-1950's and has tripled since 1960. In addition to these statistics, 85% of all adolescents in the U.S. think about suicide at some time and 50% of those young people make some plan or seriously consider suicide as a means of solving their problems.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1985 Elaine Ann Pfalzgraf
Pfalzgraf, Elaine Ann, "The causes of adolescent suicide" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 3087.