Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders.(2013).DOI:10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.036 SIEC No: 20130797

This study involved a multi-level analysis of factors related to self-reported suicidality (both current and life-time) in adolescents Methods A sample of 2552 students aged 14Ð16 years answered questions relating to demographics, social and familial functioning, psychological well-being and suicidality. Conclusions Adolescent girls and adolescents with poor social and family functioning and those who engage in substance use are at risk of suicidal ideation (a known precursor of suicide attempts). School counsellors and teachers need to be aware of the risks.

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