Year: 2005 Source: Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, v.28, no.1, (January-March 2005), p.63-68 SIEC No: 20061008

Evidence suggests the suicide rate among children has increased dramatically & that risk factors for suicide must be evaluated when dealing with chidren in primary & secondary care. Adverse life events in combination with other factors may lead to suicide. This article aims at stimulating further discussion among those involved in pediatric health care. Epidemiological data, an overview of risk factors, & the authors’ reflections on the topic are provided. (28 refs.)