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Prevalence of specific suicidal behaviors in a high school sample

Prevalence of specific suicidal behaviors in a high school sample Of 380 high school students who completed an anonymous survey concerned with their experience with suicidal behavior, 60% reported that they had thought about killing themselves. These thoughts varied with respect to persistence and planfulness. Almost 9% reported that they had actually made at least one attempt to kill themselves and over half of the suicide attempters reported at least two attempts. Fewer than half of the attempters reached the attention of mental health professionals. The data on family history of suicidal behavior suggest that the suicidal ideators http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Psychiatry American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Prevalence of specific suicidal behaviors in a high school sample

Prevalence of specific suicidal behaviors in a high school sample

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 144 (9): 1203 – Sep 1, 1987

Abstract

Of 380 high school students who completed an anonymous survey concerned with their experience with suicidal behavior, 60% reported that they had thought about killing themselves. These thoughts varied with respect to persistence and planfulness. Almost 9% reported that they had actually made at least one attempt to kill themselves and over half of the suicide attempters reported at least two attempts. Fewer than half of the attempters reached the attention of mental health professionals. The data on family history of suicidal behavior suggest that the suicidal ideators

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American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
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Copyright © 1987 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
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0002-953X
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Abstract

Of 380 high school students who completed an anonymous survey concerned with their experience with suicidal behavior, 60% reported that they had thought about killing themselves. These thoughts varied with respect to persistence and planfulness. Almost 9% reported that they had actually made at least one attempt to kill themselves and over half of the suicide attempters reported at least two attempts. Fewer than half of the attempters reached the attention of mental health professionals. The data on family history of suicidal behavior suggest that the suicidal ideators

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American Journal of PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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