Year: 1982 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, v.21, no.4, (1982), p.404-408 SIEC No: 19870372

The parents of 46 adolescent suicide attempters were compared with parents of 46 adolescent nonattempters to determine differences in factors descriptive of self image. Results indicated that the fathers of the attempters were significantly more depressed, had lower self esteem, & consumed a greater amount of alcohol than the fathers of the nonattempters. Mothers of the adolescent attempters were more anxious, had greater suicidal ideation & consumed more alcohol than mothers of nonattempters.