Year: 1991 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.3, (Fall 1991), p.260-262 SIEC No: 19911074

An article by Males (see SIEC #911073) generated considerable controversy among its reviewers. Accordingly both author & editor agreed to accompany Males’ paper with this comment by Dr. Kim Smith. Smith argues that Males has simplified what is a very complex issue. Even though there may be some distortion in youth suicide rates, it can be concluded that the increase in youth suicide is not illusory but very real & that this increase is twice that experienced by adults. (0 refs.)