Year: 1997 Source: Adolescence, v.32, no.128, (Winter 1997), p.923-934 SIEC No: 20031348

The aim of this paper was to shed light on the causes of rising suicide rates among 15- to 19-year-olds in New Zealand, by examining environmental-social factors. Some of the problems New Zealand youth face are noted & their risk-taking behaviors are explored. Findings are linked to current theory on adolescent suicide. How government agencies are addressing this problem is discussed. (31 refs)