Year: 2004 Source: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, v.14, no.4, (2004), p.251-262 SIEC No: 20060949

This study assessed the prevalence rates of self-reported suicide attempts & psychological help-seeking in young adults adjudicated for antisocial behaviours in adolescence. Gender differences in the prevalence of mental health problems & disorders were also assessed. Structured interviews were conducted on 3 occasions with 292 males & 113 females. Data from the third testing wave provided information on mental health outcomes in adulthood. Results indicated over 10% of the males & 20% of the females reported suicide attempts, & one-fifth & one-third respectively reported psychological consultation. The study suggests that these youths may need more mental health directed interventions in their assessment rehabilitation programmes. (41 refs.)