Year: 2014 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(6):646Ð662. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12047 SIEC No: 20140095

The motives of suicide attempts among a community sample of 99 U.S. high school students were explored. Participants completed an in-depth computer-assisted self interview about their most recent attempts as well as additional psychosocial measures. Results indicated that nearly 75% of the adolescents engaged in suicide attempts for reasons other than killing themselves and that depressive symptoms and premeditation prior to the attempt were significantly associated with increased risk for engaging in the attempts with death as a clear motive.