As a parent who lost a teen-age son to suicide a year ago, I feel there are some points to be made regarding Pamela Cantor's article ("Teen-Age Suicide: The Unheard Cry for Help," March 17).
I realize that she was commenting specifically on the recent "outbreak" of teen suicides. But as the article begins to generalize, I think it leaves out one important area--that of the biological causes of depression which afflict many people who attempt or complete suicide.
It is important to note that there are many teen-agers, such as my son, who were not on drugs, did not drink alcohol, were very good students and who fought their illnesses valiantly over a period of years.
It is also important to note that there are many parents, teachers and doctors who worked constantly and vigilantly with these teen-agers. Sadly, as with many illnesses, despite the best of love and care, the patient does not always recover.