Year: 2000 Source: Injury Prevention, v.6, no.2, (June 2000), p.115-119 SIEC No: 20041381

The objective of this study was to disclose recurrent, dynamic, & static factors in teenage suicide involving the suicidee, his/her family, & the community, & to investigate the feasibility of using police as informants for suicide studies. The authors found that most suicides occurred in rural & depopulated areas. In contrast to males, females often had a history of overt psychiatric problems with suicide attempts. At least two thirds of the suicides were planned. They also found that police officers can provide essential information in suicide studies. (19 refs)