Year: 1997 Source: Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology, 2p. SIEC No: 19980266

This 2-page sheet presents 22 statistical facts about youth suicide in the United States, including: suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people; firearms remain the most common method used by adolescents; & 14% of all adolescents have stated on self-report questionnaires that they have attempted suicide. A list of suicide risk factors for adolescents is also provided.