Year: 2013 Source: Scandinavian Journal Of Public Health.(20130.41(3):240-6.DOI: 10.1177/1403494812474122 SIEC No: 20130710

Aims: To explore: (1) The relationship between children admitted to our paediatric department as a result of suicide attempts with acetaminophen and their parents and friends. (2) The extent to which the children had attempted to speak to their parents about their problems before their suicide attempts. (3) The frequency of self-mutilation among children with suicidal behaviour. (4) The purposes and reasons for childhood suicide attempts. Conclusions: A consistently impaired parent-child relationship, Ôthe feeling of not being heardÕ, and self-mutilation are identifiable early risk factors that require increased concern and attention among professionals who work with children.