Year: 1993 Source: 17p. SIEC No: 19940288

This presentation at a Suicide: Prediction & Prevention workshop provides youth suicide data for Australia with particular focus on firearm suicides & urban-rural trends in New South Wales. Suicide by males aged 15-19 almost completely account for increased youth suicide rates with a 5-fold increase in rural areas relative to a 2-fold increase in rural cities. 75% of these rural suicides used firearms. This papaer includes possible reasons for the findings & suggested solutions. (27 refs.)