Year: 2005 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.35, no.2, (April 2005), p.170-180 SIEC No: 20051300

In response to an open-ended question about the causes of New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate, 384 young adults most commonly cited pressure to conform & perform, followed by financial worries, abuse & neglect, problems with alcohol & drugs, & boredom. Depression was cited by 5% & mental illness by only 1%. Recommended solutions included crisis support services located in schools & youth centers, youth activities, educational programs, & financial aid. (33 refs)