Year: 1994 Source: Maclean's, (October 31, 1994), p.15 SIEC No: 19950224

The rate of suicide among adolescents aged 15-19 years in Canada has risen from 3.2 per 100,000 in 1962 to 12.9 per 100,000 in 1992. This article notes that most of the increase occurred between the late 1960s & early 1980s, a period of sweeping social change. Theories & possible reasons for the increase are discussed. Factors that put some teens at higher risk for suicide are noted. Data comparing the Canadian rate of teen suicide in 1991 with other Western countries are provided.