Year: 1996 Source: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v.18, no.1, (February 1996), p.3-12 SIEC No: 20070542

61 Mexican American adolescents who were consecutively admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit after a suicide attempt were studied through structured interviews. Compared to subjects in the low-intent group, those in the high-intent group showed a history of more frequent previous suicide attempts, had lived with both biological parents for a longer time, usually had at least one biological parent at home at the time of the suicide attempts, & had lived in the United States for a shorter period of time. Psychosocial factors, including acculturation, are reviewed in the discussion of these results. (58 refs.)