Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.82-93 SIEC No: 19890983

In economic & human terms, youth suicide in the U.S. is a growing public health problem. When costs of attempted suicide are added in, the costs of suicide are even higher. Costs include: loss of life expectancy, loss of economic productivity, medical & legal costs, & loss of quality of life for family & friends of suicide attempters or completers. Relative to its social & economic importance, youth suicide is currently receiving a disproportionately small share of public health resources. (CM)