The adolescent suicide problem.


The suicide rate of young people in the United States rose 237 percent between 1960 and 1980. This paper addresses three related issues. First, is this change an epidemic or an artifact? Second, what is there about adolescence as a life-stage in modern society that makes it stressful, even suicide producing? Finally, what are the distinctive traits of the lifestyles or careers of a random sample of young Chicago suicides?


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@article{Maris1985TheAS, title={The adolescent suicide problem.}, author={Ronald W Maris}, journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior}, year={1985}, volume={15 2}, pages={91-109} }