Year: 1992 Source: Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology, 1992. p.213-230 SIEC No: 20010401

The results of studies which indicate many young people who have completed suicide had an associated conduct or depressive disorder are presented. The link between depression, delinquency, & suicide is discussed. It is suggested that those who find no hope in life are more prone to risk-taking behaviour. Youth deaths in adult custodial settings are more frequent than those in youth custody. A number of measures to reduce the prevalence of youth suicide are offered. It is noted the particular setting within which counselling takes place, the extent of case ownership which exists, & the influence on placement, program, & management decisions available to the counsellor should be taken into account. (60 refs.)