Year: 1991 Source: General Hospital Psychiatry, v.13, no.1, (January 1991), p.45-58 SIEC No: 19910466

Suicidal behavior is disproportionately frequent among inner-city Hispanic adolescent girls. The authors of this article performed a study with 33 hispanic girls who had attempted suicide, & 15 control subjects. Mothers of all subjects were also assessed. Attempts were nearly always impulsive & nonlethal, though often with a stated wish to die. The authors present other results, which outline possible risk factors to identify suicidal Hispanic youth. (VM)