Suicide and adolescence

Tracey E. Harris, Christopher Lennings

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Abstract

The present study investigates the role of family background, substance abuse, depression, and hopelessness in predicting past suicidal behaviour in 47 incarcerated juvenile delinquents. Depression was found to be the best predictor of both suicidal ideation and suicide attempt. Aside from depression, no other factors achieved significance for predicting suicide risk, although suicide ideation significantly predicted suicide attempts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • YOUTH SUICIDE
  • HOPELESSNESS SCALE
  • BEHAVIOR
  • DEPRESSION
  • TRENDS

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