Year: 1991 Source: Suicide Prevention, v.5, no.3, (Summer 1991), p.1,4-5 SIEC No: 19911506

This article discusses youth suicide, including problems with accuracy, a comparison of international statistics, & American & Washington State suicide statistics for adolescents. The authors assert that stigma & inconsistent criteria for determining the cause of death are common causes of inaccurate suicide statistics. They also explain that suicide, even with underreporting, has increased dramatically internationally & in the United States among young people since 1950. (VM)