Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.3, (2004), p.227-238 SIEC No: 20041291

The objective of this study was to investigate whether personal, cognitive & family risk factors can differentiate adolescent suicidal ideation & attempts. 24 attempters, 50 ideators & 50 non-suicidal adolescents (aged 14 to 25 years) were asked during an interview to complete individual & psychosocial measures. Both suicidal groups reported greater personal vulnerability & perceived their family as less functional than did the non-suicidal group. No differences were found between both suicidal groups. Implications are discussed. (43 refs)