Year: 1985 Source: National Conference on Youth Suicide, (1985: Washington, D.C.), p.163-168 SIEC No: 19871797

Bucy describes runaway centres as major intake points for seriously depressed teens, for youths with family problems, & for those who have either been turned out by parents or have run away from home. Findings from the NYPI study published in 1984 indicate 82% of shelter users had test scores indicating psychiatric disability & 15-33% had already attempted suicide. Findings from research data obtained from several runaway centres indicate depression & suicidal tendencies are characteristic.