Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Gender, Culture, and Health, v.4, no.3, (September 1999), p.187-200 SIEC No: 20041003

This study compared the prevalence rates of suicidal thoughts & attempts among 966 Swedish & 959 Turkish high school students. Nearly equal percentages of Swedish & Turkish students reported having had thoughts of killing themselves during the past 12 months. Turkish students reported greater current suicidal ideation than their Swedish peers. Significantly more Turkish students reported having made attempts to kill themselves during the past 12 months. The most common reason for suicidal thoughts & attempts in both groups were psychological problems. (32 refs)