Year: 1973 Source: Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v.3, no.4, (Summer 1973), p.234-242 SIEC No: 19821079

While psychological autopsies of 10 noninstitutionalized adolescent suicides occurring in New Hampshire over a 2 year period corraborated the findings of similar studies, they contradicted the results of others. The adolescents had poor school records and high incidents of suicide threats and family discord. However, the study group had no previous attempts, no family history of suicide and no parental loss. Suicidal adolescents were indistinquishable from “normal” adolescents. (KM)