Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.2, (April 2006), p.239-249 SIEC No: 20060822

This study examined whether risks operate similarly in a justice sample. Suicidal behaviour & disorder were measured on the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children in 991 selected youths, & examined associations between demographic, disorder characteristics, & past attempts. Recent attempts were more common in girls, in those with depression or substance disorder, & in violent offenders. While more girls reported recent attempts regardless of depression, depressed boysÕ attempt risk was high as girlsÕ. Depression contributed more to attempt history than did substance disorder. (53 refs)