Year: 1998 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.9, (1998), p.63-66 SIEC No: 19990198

Deathd due to hanging in children <15 years of age in the Lothian & Borders regions of SE Scotland during 1985-1996 were identified from the Forensic Medicine Unit records. 6 deaths exhibited suicidal intent. 3 children wrote a suicide note or expressed a suicidal intention to a friend, 3 were in trouble with police or school authorities regarding possession of drugs. Only 1 of the deaths was predictable, he was deeply disturbed by the sudden death of a friend.