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By Alan L. Berman

ISBN-10: 1591471931

ISBN-13: 9781591471936

For the prior decade, Adolescent Suicide: evaluation and Intervention has been famous because the most sensible and so much authoritative textual content in this so much tragic of matters. This long-awaited moment variation comprises virtually 15 years of latest examine and demanding puzzling over medical review and intervention as well as an improved specialize in prevention.

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Fourteen of the 15 Duck Valley suicides were alcohol-relatJed. years, All but one were males; 11 of the 15 suicides (73%) were by firearms. In the year 1977 alone, there were 10 deaths at Duck Valley: four suicides, two accidental deaths (one of which was alcohol* related), one homicide (the only one of the decade), two natural deaths (one of which was alcohol-related), and one undetermined death (an alcoholic, schizophrenic male with a history of three prior suicide attempts). Among the several explanatory causes given for such high rates of suicide and violent death at Duck Valley were: (a) the relative youth of the male population (on average, 5,5 years younger than other Nevada Indians); (b) high rates of alcoholism and depression; (c) the prevalence of guns (the typical household owned five firearms); (d) high unemployment (more than 80% for most of the year); (e) the isolation of the reservation; (f) the destruction of traditional tribal cultures; and (g) community norms of intolerance of individualism (including an anti-success norm), nonsupport for educational achievement, nonsuppott for intra- or extra-governmental leadership, a lack of help-seeking behavior, a lack of systematic help giving (resources, intrasystem communica«" tion, and so on), noninterference in others* affairs, and cultural sanctions against the direct externalization of rage against others— although passive—aggressive behavior was normative.

Knowledge, experience, and familiarity. Socialization to gun use and ownership, for example, is greatest in the southern United States, where gun use for suicide is also greatest. 3. Meaning, symbolism, and cultural significance. Females use drug ingestion as a method of suicide and suicide attempt considerably more often than do males. This has long been theorized to be caused by acculturated concerns for maintaining appearance and avoiding disfigurement. Also, drugs have long been associated with peaceful sleep, a symbolic equivalent to death.

Japanese kamikaze pilots in World War II or religious fundamentalists who kill themselves in the act of THE THEORETICAL CONTEXT 47 attacking their enemy are clear examples of altruistic suicide. Kathy's suicide is an example of anomic suicide. The victim of anomic suicide is not capable of dealing with a crisis in a rational manner and therefore chooses suicide as the solution to a problem. Anomic suicide occurs when the individual's accustomed relationship with society is suddenly and shockingly altered.

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