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Breaking Point captures the essence of teenage suicide and the "trigger" factors that cause it. Compelling new information with vignettes that remind us of each tragic loss.
Dorris S. Woods, Ph.D., RN, CS, is a community mental health specialist. As a former associate professor, she lectured on psychiatry/mental health in the Department of Health and Human Services, California State University at Long Beach. Dr. Woods has conducted workshops on in-patient adolescent therapy, studies into suicide, and has written numerous articles on child abuse, child safety and adolescent suicide. Her publications include: "A Sharp Rise in Black Teenage Suicide," "Los Angeles Sentinel and The United Methodist Review," Bellringer, 2004; "Understanding Adolescent Suicide: A Desperate Response to Psychache," "Nurse Week," 1996; "Vulnerability as a Factor in Adolescent Suicide," "Los Angeles Sentinel," 1996; "Failure to Cope: A Handbook for Suicide Prevention," 1991. Dr. Woods resides in Culver City, California with her dog, "Cookie." She welcomes comments and feedback from readers. You may contact her at P. O. Box 3093, Culver City, CA 90230.