Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.3, (June 2006), p.349-362 SIEC No: 20060834

This study compared the psychosocial & clinical characteristics & 6-month functional outcomes of suicidal & nonsuicidal youth. Repeat & previous attempters were more likely than first-time attempters & never attempters to experience psychosocial problems & to be functionally impaired in a variety of ways. Differences in functional impairment persisted at 6 months. Among those who were not severely functionally impaired at baseline, repeat attempters were more likely to be severely impaired at 6 months. (35 refs)