The Problem of Adolescent Male Suicide Abstract This paper shall examine the issues surrounding teen male suicide. A review of current research shows gender differences to be a significant factor in attempts and success rates. Males account for significantly fewer attempts while showing significantly higher success rates. Differentiation is made between risk factors and warning signs as an indicator of impending crisis. The paper recommends an educational program designed to bring the school environment into a community of individuals who all have a vested interest in understanding how to address the increasing problem of teen suicide. Adolescent Male Suicide According to a 1999 article in the Journal of School Health suicide in the...The end:
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