Year: 1986 Source: Suicide And Life-Threatening Behavior, v.16, no.3, (Fall 1986), p.313-325 SIEC No: 19861583

This paper discusses the findings of a pilot study on suicidal behaviors among 313 high school students in Kansas. 62.6% reported some degree of suicidal ideation & 8.4% had made a suicide attempt. The current study provides a linchpin between studies of adolescent suicide attempt rates & studies reporting on percentages of adolescents who made suicide attempts. Apparently, suicide is a personal concern for most high school students–a problem that warrants immediate attention. 15 refs