Year: 2004 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.34, no.3, (Fall 2004), p.267-276 SIEC No: 20041476

This study investigated the relationships among suicidality, substance use, self-esteem, family structure & 8 personality characteristics in 337 talented, at-risk, adolescent girls. Results indicated that girls with histories of suicidal ideations &/or attempts had significantly higher levels of substance use, impulsivity, aggression, & social recognition, & significantly lower levels of self-esteem & harm avoidance than girls without such histories. Girls without suicide histories were also more likely to come from single mother families. (38 refs)