Year: 1987 Source: Journal - Oklahoma State Medical Association, v.80, no.12, (December 1987), p.860-869 SIEC No: 19901152

Suicide today is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds & the seventh among those 5-14 years. During the last two decades, the rate has tripled for 15-24 year old white males, although it has decreased for all older age groups. This paper examines the etiology of suicide in children and adolescents, and outlines methods of intervention. 23 refs.