Year: 1996 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.53, no.12, (December 1996), p.1155-1162 SIEC No: 19970013

This study was designed to examine the environmental, social, and familial characteristics of a large sample of child and adolescent suicides. A case-control, psychological autopsy of 120 of 170 consecutive suicides younger than 20 years and 147 community volunteers, matched by age, sex, and ehnicity in the greater New York, N.Y. area. The conclusions reached were, socioenvironmental circumstances add significantly to a teenage’s risk of suicide.