Black Teens, Especially Girls, at High Risk for Suicide Attempts

Black American teens, especially females, may be at high risk for attempting suicide even if they have never been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to researchers funded in part by NIMH. Their findings, based on responses from adolescent participants in the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), provide the [...]

Suicide Prevention

What are some risk factors for nonfatal suicide attempts?
* As noted, an estimated eight to 25 nonfatal suicide attempts occur per every suicide death. Men and the elderly are more likely to have fatal attempts than are women and youth.2
* Risk factors for nonfatal suicide attempts by adults include depression and other mental disorders, alcohol [...]