Year: 1997 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.42, no.4, (May 1997), p.402-408 SIEC No: 19970114

This study examines the relationship between substance abuse, emotional distress, & suicidal intent among 115 adolescent psychiatric inpatients who had attempted suicide. Among adolescent females both depression & hopelessness were found to be related to suicidal intent. Among adolescent males, only depression was related to suicidal intent. It concludes, new intervention & prevention programs may need to be developed for adolescent males.