In 2013, suicide was the second leading cause of death among US young adolescents (15-19 years of age), and accounted for 18.4% of all deaths in this age group.
1According to a nationally representative study on the lifetime prevalence of adolescent suicidal behaviors, 12.1% of US adolescents experience suicidal ideation, 4.0% develop a plan, and 4.1% attempt suicide.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Compare State/District and National Results.
2In the same study it was estimated that approximately 60% of young people with a suicide plan will attempt suicide, and most of the adolescents who subsequently make an attempt do so within the first year after the onset of ideation.
- Deisenhammer E.A.
- Ing C.M.
- Strauss R.
- et al.
The duration of the suicidal process: how much time is left for intervention between consideration and accomplishment of a suicide attempt?.
J Clin Psychiatry. 2009; 70: 19
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- Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Compare State/District and National Results.(Available:)Accessed March 30, 2015)
- The duration of the suicidal process: how much time is left for intervention between consideration and accomplishment of a suicide attempt?.J Clin Psychiatry. 2009; 70: 19
Published online: November 24, 2015
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