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The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families$
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Moshe Almagor

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669554

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.001.0001

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Adolescent Suicide

Adolescent Suicide

Chapter:
(p.197) 12 Adolescent Suicide
Source:
The Functional Dialectic System Approach to Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Author(s):

Moshe Almagor

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669554.003.0012

This chapter presents the therapeutic process for adolescents’ suicide attempts. Statistics show that suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Adolescent girls attempt suicide more frequently than boys, but boys have a higher rate of completed suicide. The chapter explains why functional dialectic system considers suicide as a means to protect and preserve the system or to break away from it. It describes that suicide can be an indication of the strength and bravery of the adolescent and of his care for his family. It also discusses the structure and process of therapy for suicide.

Keywords:   adolescent suicide, functional dialectic system, adolescent, therapeutic process, suicide

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