Year: 2005 Source: Journal of Social Work, v.5, no.2, (August 2005), p.133-154 SIEC No: 20070362

This paper reviews recent research on the social context of suicide in young people, with particular reference to evidence about the gendered character of suicidal behaviour. Some implications for social work & social policy are discussed. Key messages are presented in relation to some specific social domains: employment, social cohesion & social comparison, mental illness, family & relationships, sexual orientation, & help-seeking. (82 refs.)