Year: 1990 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (23rd: 1990: New Orleans), p.26-28 SIEC No: 19901796

This proceeding reports on a study which gathered data on the extent of suicidal behavior among youth in a Virginia county. An uniform instrument was used in all agencies when dealing with suicidal behavior for anyone under 25 years of age. Out of 261 reports, there were 181 ideations & threats, 48 gestures & 32 suicides or attempts. No significant association was found between intent, sex & race, but lethality grew with age among males. (VM)