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Teenage suicide is the self-killing of a teenager.

Epidemiology

Although the suicide rate among youth significantly decreased in the mid-1990s, suicide deaths remain high in the 15 to 24 age group with 3,971 suicides in 2001 and over 132,000 suicide attempts in 2002, making it the third leading cause of death for those aged 15 to 24 in the United States [1].

Main article: Teenage suicide - Epidemiology

Suicide prevention

Main article: Suicide prevention with young people




Footnotes

  1. Suicide: Fact Sheet, 30 March 2006, retrieved 2 May 2006.

References & Bibliography

Key texts

Books

  • Alan L. Berman; David A Jobes; and Morton M. Silverman. Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention. 2nd Edition. APA 2005

Papers

  • Barrios, L.D., Everett, S.A., Simon, T.R., & Brener, N.D. (2000). Suicide ideation among U.S. college students: Associations with other injury risk behaviors. Journal of American College Health, 48, 229-233.Beautrais, A.L., Coggan, C.A., *Fergusson, D.M., & Rivers, L. (1997). The prevention, recognition and management of young people at risk of suicide: Development of guidelines for schools. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Ministry of Education.Beautrais, A.L., *Joyce, P.R., & Mulder, R.T. (1998). Psychiatric contacts among youths aged 13 through 24 years who have made serious suicide attempts. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37, 504- 511.
  • Birckmayer, J., & Hemenway, D. (1999). Minimum-age drinking laws and youth suicide, 1970-1990. American Journal of Public Health, 89, 1365-1368.
  • Brener, N.D., Hassan, S.S., & Barrios, L.C. (1999). Suicidal ideation among college students in the United States. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 1004-1008.
  • Brener, N.D., Krug, E.G., & Simon, T.R. (2000). Trends in suicidal ideation and behavior among high school students in the United States, 1991-1997. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 30, 304-312.
  • Brent, D.A., Johnson, B.A., Perper, J., Connolly, J., Bridge, J., Bartle, S., & Rather, C. (1994). Personality disorder, personality traits, impulsive violence, and completed suicide in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 33, 1080-1086.
  • Brent, D.A., Perper, J.A., & Allman, C. (1987). Alcohol, firearms, and suicide among youth: Temporal trends in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1960-83. Journal of the American Medical Association, 257, 3369-3372.
  • Brent, D.A., Perper, J.A., Allman, C.J., Moritz, G.M., & Wartella, M.E. (1991). The presence and accessibility of firearms in the homes of adolescent suicides: A case-control study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 266, 2989- 2995.
  • Brent, D.A., Perper, J.A., Goldstein, C.E., Kolko, D.J., Allan, M.J., Allman, C.J., & Zelenak, J.P. (1988). Risk factors for youth suicide: A comparison of youth suicide victims with suicidal inpatients. Archives of General Psychiatry, 45, 581-588.
  • Brent, D.A., Perper, J.A., Moritz, G., Baugher, M., Roth, C., Balach, L., & Schweers, J. (1993a). Stressful life events, psychopathology, and adolescent suicide: A case control study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 23, 179-187.
  • Brent, D.A., Perper, J.A., Moritz, G., Baugher, M., Schweers, J., & Roth, C. (1993b). Firearms and adolescent suicide: A community case-control study. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 147, 1066-1071.
  • Centers for Disease Control. (2000a). Youth risk behavior surveillance—United States, 1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 49 (SS-5), 1-96.
  • Centers for Disease Control. (2000b). Cluster of suicides and suicide attempts–New Jersey. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 37, 213-216.
  • Children's Safety Network. (2000). Fact sheets: Youth suicide prevention plans. Newton, MA: Education Development Center.
  • Davidson, L., & Gould, M.S. (1989). Contagion as a risk factor for youth suicide. In L. Davidson & M. Linnoila (Eds.), Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicide: Vol. 2. Risk factors for youth suicide (DHHS Publication No. ADM 89- 1624, pp. 88-109). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Gibbs, J.T. (1988). Conceptual, methodological, and sociocultural issues in black youth suicide: Implications for assessment and early intervention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 18, 73-89.
  • Youth Suicide By Firearms Task Force. (1998). Consensus Statement on youth suicide by firearms. Archives of Suicide Research, 4, 89-94.
  • Zimmerman, J.K., & Asnis, G.M. (Eds.). (1995). Treatment approaches with suicidal adolescents. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Additional material

Books

Papers

Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. (1989). Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Youth Suicide: Vols. 1-4 (DHHS Publication No. ADM 89-1624). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. American Academy of Pediatrics. (1990). Policy statement: Children, adolescents and television. Pediatrics, 85, 1119-1120. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence. (1992). Firearms and adolescents. Pediatrics, 89, 784-87.

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