Year: 2010 Source: Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, (May 13, 2010). 4p. SIEC No: 20100851

During 2008, nearly one-tenth of drug-related emergency department visits made by American adolescents, ages 12-17, involved suicide attempts. Almost three of every four visits were made by females. Pharmaceuticals were involved in 95.4% of drug-related suicide attempts among adolescents. More than three-fourths of the visits ended with evidence of follow-up care. (5 notes)