Year: 1993 Source: Social Work in Education, v.15, no.2, (April 1993), p.91-103 SIEC No: 20020644

This is the 1st study to explore psychosocial risk factors associated with suicide attempts among Latino adolescents living in the US. The sample consisted of 14 Latino adolescents aged 13-19 who attended public schools in Miami & who were selected at random from among those reported to have attempted suicide in the 1988-89 school year. Most of the attempters were teenage girls who had used an ingestion method & who previously had thought of, threatened, or attempted suicide. They had experienced significantly more family, school, psychiatric, & migration & acculturation problems than did the nonattempters. (17 refs)