Year: 1999 Source: Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth of Australia, 1999. p.113-278 SIEC No: 20010084

The role of social & familial factors in suicidal behaviours among youth is examined including: genetic, neuroendocrine & other biological aspects; personality factors; sexual orientation; mental disorders; adverse life events; culture & context; & exposure to suicide among family members or friends. The final section in this part of the report synthesizes the findings on risk factors & makes a number of recommendations for further research. (429 refs.)