Year: 1985 Source: AAS Newslink, v.11, no.4, (December 1988), p.3 SIEC No: 19880036

The author corrects statistics about youth suicide he claims are misleading. Rates of suicide among youth increased 136% between 1960 & 1980 (not 256%); suicide is the 3rd (not 2nd) leading cause of death for those 15-24; there is no evidence to support the claim that 2,000,000 adolescents attempted suicide in 1984. (NBB)