Year: 1991 Source: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.40, no.20, (May 24, 1991), p.329-331 SIEC No: 19910904

In February 1990, a physician notified the Office of Epidemiology, New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH), of a possible cluster of suicides among high school students in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, after two male high school students committed suicide within a 4-day period. Because of concerns by high school officials that the number of students attempting suicide in 1990 had increased, the NMDH began an epidemiologic investigation. (5 refs.)