Suicidal behavior among middle-class adolescents who seek crisis services.
The goal of this study was to assess suicidal behavior and risk factors among 1,616 predominantly middle-class adolescents who were seeking crisis services, either residential or nonresidential.
Across recruitment sites, 22.1% reported a past suicide attempt ; half reported suicidal ideation in the month prior to seeking services.
Attempters were significantly more likely than nonattempters to report suicidal ideation (64.2%), family suicidal behavior (50.5%), and more than twice as likely to have been depressed (37.3%), frequently used alcohol (13.2%), frequently used drugs (10.6%), run away (30.9%), belonged to a gang (6.1%), and destroyed property (5.8%). Suicidal behavior among predominantly White, middle-class adolescents who have sought crisis services appears similar to patterns found among minority youths in Los Angeles and New York City.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tentative suicide, Idée suicide, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Facteur risque, Adolescent, Homme, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide attempt, Suicide ideation, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Risk factor, Adolescent, Human, Socioeconomic status
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0327025
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 10/04/1997.