Year: 2018 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. (2018). 57(1), 18-19 SIEC No: 20180114

The normal physiologic mechanisms of life unify toward one purpose: not to die. However, people overwhelmed with anguish and hopelessness defy that imperative and, with alarming frequency, strongly consider or enact suicidal behavior. In the United States, the most perilous time of life for suicide-related thought, behavior, and fatality is young adulthood, roughly 18 to 25 years of age.