Youthful Self-Destruction: Indicators of High and low Risk Victims
The findings of an investigation of all officially recorded cases of suicide among North Carolina youth, ages 10-18 years & 19-22 years, during 1972-1977 were reported in this presentation. There were 226 & 319 suicides in the two age groups, respectively. Individuals at either high or low risk were first identified in each category & then categorized by sociocultural characteristics. Strategies for intervention & prevention were presented & discussed.