Adolescent Suicide: Assessment And Intervention 2nd Edition by Alan L. Berman

By Alan L. Berman

For the earlier decade, Adolescent Suicide: review and Intervention has been well-known because the top and such a lot authoritative textual content in this such a lot tragic of topics. This long-awaited moment variation accommodates virtually 15 years of recent study and demanding wondering medical evaluate and intervention as well as an increased concentrate on prevention.

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Since the beginning of this school year, she has had a relationship with a blind classmate for whom she takes notes and has helped around school. And she has just broken up with her first boyfriend, a ninth-grader who took her out on a date after weeks of awkward telephone calls. Jenny is an average student, taking clerical subjects with hopes of getting a job upon graduation from high school as a clerk-typist at one of the insurance companies downtown. She is the fourth of seven children. Her mother is a homemaker and her father a master carpenter.

However, some theories have been developed with youth suicide as a particular focus and will be mentioned under the appropriate conceptual headings. In our summary of major theories, we will also consider the increasing emphasis on integrative theoretical approaches and models before shifting our attention to key developmental aspects that come to bear on adolescent suicidality. Sociological Theories of Suicide Sociologists were among the first to formally develop theories pertaining to suicide (see Durkheim, 1897/1951).

A. One average, the other a star, each is prototypical, perhaps, of adolescents we have known; neither is prototypical of all adolescents. Each can be described in terms of strengths and weaknesses; each triggers impressions, associations, and value judgments within us as observers. But Bill and Jenny are not typical adolescents. 22-caliber handgun to his head and ended his life in an instant. Jenny was brought by her mother to the local hospital emergency room after she was found bleeding from both forearms, having slashed them with a razor blade.

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