Page: 14-25 Author: Jedlička, R., Koťa, J. Key words:
Despite the fact that as the cause of adolescent deaths, suicides rate the second, there is a lack of comprehensive information dealing with the suicide in the modern Czech pedagogical literature. The text attempts to offer a descriptive explanation of the self-destroying behaviour pattern in adolescents that can, in its eventual effect, lead to a suicide. At the end of the article, some warning signals in the behaviour of young people that should be recognised by teachers are described.