Year: 1989 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.28, no.6, (Nov. 1989), p.912-917 SIEC No: 19911252

In this study, the correlates of suicidal ideation were studied in a community sample of 210 children & adolescents. Ideation was reported by 14% of the children. Parents were usually not aware of their child’s ideation. Children who reported ideation showed significantly more psychopathology than children without ideation. Parents of children who reported ideation were themselves experiencing a greater intensity of psychological distress. Implications are discussed. (VM)