Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.39-41 SIEC No: 19870288

The paper reviews the principal findings on youth suicide, defined as below age 24. From a research point of view, there are only 3 empirical studies of completed youth suicide. The great majority of attempts are low lethality behaviors with instrumental, largely interpersonal motives, while for completed suicide there appears to be significant pathology. Corrections are made on mistakenly assumed facts. Depression suicide are not synonymous. Preventive programs need more supportive data.