They Wanted Citizen Involvement And They Got It - The Hard Way & Youths Unaware They Are Suicidal

They Wanted Citizen Involvement And They Got It - The Hard Way & Youths Unaware They Are Suicidal

by: | publication date: February 3, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A12

 McGormick: It's amazing how many kids are suicidal and are not away that they are setting themselves up to kill themselves.  Question: If they don't know, how do you know? McGormick: They overdose, they drive a motorcycle at 95 miles an hour on a rainy night. Here they become aware that they were setting themselves up deliberately, that a part of them was looking forward to the escape of death.  

Two companion Q & A articles to "Juvenile Prison: Society's Stigma." One looks at the community's response to a proposed foster home in a neighborhood, and the other examines the unconscious implications one corrections professional sees in teenage destructive behavior.

Washington Post - noticed on page with the Shame of Prison's series.