Year: 1987 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.144, no.9, (September 1987), p.1203-1206 SIEC No: 19871625

Of 380 high school students who completed an anonymous survey concerned with their experience with suicidal behavior, 60% reported that they had thought about killing themselves. These thoughts varied with respect to persistence & planfulness. Almost 9% reported that they had actually made at least one attempt to kill themselves & over half of the attempters reported at least 2 attempts. Data suggests that suicidal ideators & attempters represent overlapping groups.