Prevalence of Specific Suicidal Behaviors in a High School Sample
Harkavy Friedman J M~~et al
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.