Year: 1989 Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, v.4, no.2, (April 1989). p.130-131 SIEC No: 19890846

This article reports on the findings of a U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. study of 11,000 teenagers & the hearings of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice. Results of both show an increase in teenage suicide. Also discussed are rates of suicide & attempted suicide for boys & girls, methods used, precursors of suicide, & responses to suicide. (CM)