• Andrea Du Toit Social Worker, Sungardens Hospice, Pretoria
  • Herman Strydom Dept. of Social Work, North-West University: Potchefstroom Campus



This article focuses on the psychosocial needs of adolescent girls who present with suicidal behaviour, which can be attributed to a variety of circumstances. Qualitative interviewing was done with participants until data-saturation was achieved. The overarching psychosocial needs of participants were discussed in three main themes with specific sub-themes. The first theme focuses on love and acceptance; it has three sub-themes, namely a negative self-concept, parental rejection and peer group rejection. Theme two focuses on communication, with the expression of emotions, quality time and trust as sub-themes. The third theme discusses a certain future, with career choices and hope as sub-themes.


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How to Cite

Du Toit, A., & Strydom, H. (2014). PSIGOSOSIALE BEHOEFTES VAN ADOLESSENTE DOGTERS MET SELF-MOORDGEDRAG. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 48(4).




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