Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.19-33 SIEC No: 19890940

The purpose of theis paper is twofold. First, epidemiologic data related to suicide among adolescents are presented & evaluated. Second, the potential for the prediction of youth suicide on an epidemiologic level is discussed. The focus is on completed suicide with an emphasis on 15-24 year olds. The paper is divided into 6 sections: introduction, literature, methodology, data, discussion & future research. (CM)