Adolescent Suicide: A Study of the Family Relationship of Six Adolescents Ages Fourteen and Fifteen Admitted to Kings County Hospital for Threatened and Attempted Suicide in 1956
There has always been and still is much mystery to the phenomena of suicide. Within the past generation there has been much awareness of the alarming increase in the number of adolescents in our society who manifest emotional disturbance in suicidal behavior. Many professionals interested in the problem of mental health, and primarily, those in the fields of social work, psychiatry, psychology and sociology, have long been concerned about the question of suicide. They have sought to obtain a greater understanding of the problem and its component factors. Although each discipline has a different approach to the problem, it is the consensus of opinion that no single factor alone determines behavior but that it is the interaction of various endogenous and exogenous factors that affect the emotional stability or instability of an individual. More and more suicide is being seen as an expression of significant interpersonal relationships of the individual and his attitude towards these persons and circumstances.
Mental health|Sociology|Social work|Behavioral psychology
Vieraityte, Danute U, "Adolescent Suicide: A Study of the Family Relationship of Six Adolescents Ages Fourteen and Fifteen Admitted to Kings County Hospital for Threatened and Attempted Suicide in 1956" (1960). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557689.