Year: 1998 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.37, no.5, (May 1998), p.504-511 SIEC No: 20000239

Using a case-control study, 129 young people who made serious suicide attempts were contrasted with 153 randomly selected community controls. Of those who made serious suicide attempts, 72.1% reported contact with psychiatric services in the year preceding the suicide attempt & 58.9% reported contact within the prior month. Findings imply that improved treatment & management strategies for youth with psychiatric morbidity may be an effective approach to reducing youthful suicidal behaviours.