Year: 1998 Source: Pediatric Clinics of North America, v.45, no.2, (April 1998), p.365-380 SIEC No: 20020026

This article aspires to present what is known about the prevalence of suicidal behaviour in adolescents. The epidemiology of attempted & completed suicide among American youth is discussed. Other subjects reviewed are: risk factors for youth suicide; the consequences of suicide; suicide prevention & intervention strategies, & the costs to society & prevention expenditures in comparison to other childhood diseases. (89 refs.)