Year: 2014 Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.(2012).9: 985-994doi:10.3390/ijerph9030985 SIEC No: 20140292

The predictive role of psychiatric disorders and past history are well recognized in adolescent suicide, but the role of social and cultural factors is less clear. Studies have focused on the importance of ethnicity, gender, family characteristics, and socioeconomic status. More recently, attention has been addressed to broader social risk factors, such as bullying in adolescents, suicide contagion, sexual orientation, and the popular media.