Year: 2000 Source: Woolloongabba, Queensland: The University of Queensland, 2000. 84p. SIEC No: 20011431

The Queensland Young People’s Mental Health Survey was a cross-sectional survey of a random sample of over 3,000 people aged 15-24 from throughout the state. High levels of current depressive symptomatology were reported (1 in 4 females & 1 in 8 males). One in three young people reported having had suicidal thoughts at some time in their life. The group most likely to have reported suicidal thoughts in the past 12 months were 15-17-year-old females. Overall, 6.9% of the young people reported they had ever tried to kill themselves. A number of recommendations are made including the continued support of suicide prevention initiatives. (71 refs.)