Year: 2008 Source: Crisis, v.29, no.4, (2008), p.202-208 SIEC No: 20090091

The prevalence & vulnerability to suicide ideation was investigated across several ethnic minority versus ethnic majority adolesents in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Levels of suicide ideation among adolescents of Turkish background were significantly higher than in both majority & other minority adolescents. These adolescents reported they did not enjoy being at home with their families. Psychological factors, in particular lack of self-pride & the idea of not being successful in life, appeared to be important as were feelings of loneliness. Suicide ideation was not found equally across all ethnic minority groups; a history of migration, ethnic minority status, or low socioeconomic status were not sufficient to explain the variation. (24 refs.)