Year: 2009 Source: School Psychology Review, v.38, no.2, (2009), p.153-167 SIEC No: 20100214

This introductory article to a special issue of this journal provides an overview of youth suicidal behaviour, including research-based information on demographic data; risk factors & warning signs; & where, when, & how youth suicidal behaviour typically occurs. Commons myths & current controversies about youth suicide are also discussed, as are the implications of youth suicidal behaviour for school-based practice. A brief discussion of current research gaps & needs is provided, as well as an introduction to the other related articles in this issue. (94 refs.)

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