Suicide among elementary school-aged children

Nelson, Richard E.; Crawford, Beth
December 1990
Elementary School Guidance & Counseling;Dec90, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p123
Academic Journal
Discovers the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among elementary school children in the United States. Availability of programs to aid in suicide awareness and prevention; Concerns of elementary school-aged children; Recommendations for elementary school counselors.


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