Year: 2010 Source: Collegium Antropologicum, v.34, no.2, (June 2010), p.771-777 SIEC No: 20100724

In the last decade, suicide attempts & suicides have increased greatly among Croatian youth. Suicide is one of the leading causes of mortality in this age group. Risk factors which influence suicide & suicidal behaviour include genetics, family dynamics, & the external environment including school, friends & peers, social environment, & social media. It is important to include family in the planning of therapeutic treatment. It is also important to remind parents of their responsibility in the upbringing & development of their adolescents. (70 refs.) JA