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By Alan L. Berman

For the prior decade, Adolescent Suicide: overview and Intervention has been famous because the most sensible and so much authoritative textual content in this so much tragic of topics. This long-awaited moment version comprises virtually 15 years of recent examine and demanding puzzling over medical evaluate and intervention as well as an elevated concentrate on prevention.

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Data from National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2004). 12. Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, 2003. Data from National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2004). , 1999). Adolescents have the highest ratio of nonfatal suicide attempts to suicide completions of all age groups (King, 1997). Estimates of the ratio of attempts to completions in adolescence have ranged from about 100:1 (Jacobziner, 1965) to about 350:1, based on a sample of self'referred attempters from more rural locations (Garfinkel, 1989).

In some countries, particularly in large agrarian societies, the use of pesticides is most common as a 34 ADOLESCENT SUICIDE method of suicide (Eddleston & Phillips, 2004). One disturbing trend observed internationally is that of an increasing proportion of young females using more violent methods (World Health Organization, 2000). Statistics on methods of completed suicide by youth in the United States reflect both consistency and change over time. In 2000, the overwhelming method of choice was that of firearms and explosives, accounting for 57% of all suicides among 15- to 24-year-olds (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2005).

She was a lost child, in the middle of several siblings, not standing out, keeping her distance from others, invisible even to the one peer she had befriended. Maybe she fantasized about her recent relationship with her first boyfriend in Cinderella-like terms, only to have the dream dashed when the glass slipper fell and broke. Then, again, we might tell you that none of the above happened, that Bill and Jenny continue on pace toward their chosen futures, each alive and thriving in his or her own way.

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