Year: 1974 Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, v.15, (1974), p.275-291 SIEC No: 19830027

A survey was carried out on all childhood suicides in England and Wales over a seven year period. All the cases studied were aged 12-14, there were more than twice as many boys as girls. Antisocial behavior had been reported in most of the children before death. Previous suicidal behaviour was noted in 40 percent of the cases. There was a high incidence of depression and suicidal behaviour amongst the children’s parents and siblings.(CI)