School-based suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention (IN: Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion, edited by A. Leschied, D. Saklofske, & G. Flett)
Miller, D.N. & Mazza, J.J.
Youth suicide is a worldwide public health problem that requires urgent attention. For example, in the United States, although suicide is the tenth leading cause of death among Americans overall, it is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15–24 and the third leading cause of death among those ages 10–14. Because children and adolescents spend so much time in them, schools are ideal focal points for focused suicide prevention efforts.