Year: 2008 Source: BMJ, v.336, no.7643, (March 8, 2008), p.539-542 SIEC No: 20080102

The objective of this study was to explore trends in suicide in young people to investigate the recent observation that after rises in the 1970s through the early 1990s, rates in young men are now declining. A time trend analysis was done for data for England & Wales from 1968 through 2005. Since the 1990s, rates of suicide in young men have declined steadily & by 2005 were at their lowest level for almost 30 years. There were declines in suicides from all common methods & other risk factors, such as unemployment & divorce, have also decreased. (18 refs.)