Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adolescent suicide is a problem experienced more and more frequently in American families. Death statistics remove any doubt that there is a desperate need for a program for prevention of adolescent suicide. Mercy, Talsma, Smith, and Conn (1984) found that the suicide rate in the United States among 15- to 24-year-olds more than tripled from 1950 to 1980, moving from the fifth leading cause of death for this age group in 1960 to become the third leading cause of death in 1980. Between 1970 and 1980, 49,496 American youth aged from 15 to 24 killed themselves, increasing the suicide rate 40 percent in only ten years.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1986 Myrna Sandvik
Sandvik, Myrna, "A literature review of adolescent suicide prevention in American secondary schools" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 3273.