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Abram KM, Choe JY, Washburn JJ, Teplin LA, King DC, Dulcan MK, Bassett ED. 2014. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth. U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 11 pp. (Juvenile Justice Bulletin )

Annotation: This bulletin examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 1,829 children and adolescents (ages 10 to 18) in the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of children and adolescents detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. Contents include a description of the study literature review and methods, and a discussion of the findings. Topics include hopelessness, thoughts about death and dying, thoughts about suicide, suicide plan, telling someone about suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, and psychiatric disorders that may increase the odds of suicide attempts.

Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-5911 Web Site: http://www.ojjdp.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Attempted suicide, Children, Juvenile justice, Longitudinal studies, Mental health, Psychiatric disorders, Risk factors, Self destructive behavior, Statistical analysis

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Mental Health America of Wisconsin. 2014. Burden of suicide in Wisconsin 2007-2011. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 59 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an overview of the burden of suicide in Wisconsin. Topics include the extent and costs of suicidal behavior, the incidence and geographical distribution of suicide, and the implications of the data and their application to strategies for suicide prevention. Additional contents include a glossary, technical notes, and tables that provide supplemental information to the tables, figures, and data presented in the body of the report. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, One West Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703, Telephone: (608) 266-1865 Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1251 Web Site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adults, Attempted suicide, Costs, Incidence, Population surveillance, Risk factors, Risk taking, Statistical data, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Wisconsin

Suicide Prevention Resource Center. 2013. Roles in suicide prevention. Waltham, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 11 files.

Annotation: These sheets provide information for people in positions that bring them in contact with individuals who may be at risk for suicide. Each sheet is customized to a specific role and setting, and includes: co-workers, corrections professionals, faith community leaders, emergency medical services providers, law enforcement officers, managers, school mental health providers, and teachers. Additional resource sheets are available for parents/guardians/families, survivors of suicide loss, and adolescents.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Attempted suicide, Resources for professionals, Suicide prevention

American Association of Suicidology. [2011]. Youth suicidal behavior. Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information about suicidal behavior among children, adolescents, and young adults in the United States. Topics include data and demographics; data on suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts; risk and protective factors; and suicide-prevention resources.

Contact: American Association of Suicidology, , 5221 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Second Floor, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (202) 237-2280 Fax: (202) 237-2282 E-mail: info@suicidology.org Web Site: http://www.suicidology.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Attempted suicide, Child behavior, Protective factors, Risk factors, Statistical data, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Young adults

Foreman M, Saenz M. 2010. Preventing teen suicide. Denver, CO: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2 pp. (LegisBrief; v. 18, no. 25)

Annotation: This brief provides background information on adolescent suicides and suicide attempts in the United States and discusses state and federal prevention plans, programs, and initiatives. The brief includes statistics on the scope of the problem; behaviors that place adolescents at greater risk of suicide; and state and federal legislation and action aimed at suicide prevention. The brief also includes a list of factors that protect against suicide according to The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention released in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A chart displays suicide rates among people ages 10 to 24 by race/ethnicity and gender for the period 2002-2006.

Contact: National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80230, Telephone: (303) 364-7700 Fax: (303) 364-7800 Web Site: http://www.ncsl.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Attempted suicide, Mental health, Statistics, Suicide, Suicide prevention

State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association, Rural Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup. 2008. Preventing youth suicide in rural America: Recommendations to states. Atlanta, GA: State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association; Newton, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report presents recommendations for suicide prevention in rural communities. The report begins by presenting the rural context for suicide prevention and then goes on to discuss promoting help-seeking behaviors, data and surveillance, clinical care services, screening and identifying rural adolescents at risk for suicide, training gatekeepers, strengthening support during bereavement, and supporting rural suicide-attempt survivors.

Contact: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (877) 438-7772 Secondary Telephone: (617) 964-5448 Fax: (617) 969-9186 E-mail: info@sprc.org Web Site: http://www.sprc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescent behavior, Attempted suicide, Bereavement, Health services, High risk adolescents, Rural environment, Rural population, Screening, Suicide, Suicide prevention

National Adolescent Health Information Center. 2006. 2006 fact sheet on suicide: Adolescents and young adults. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent Health Information Center, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information about suicide among adolescents and young adults (ages 10-24). The fact sheet includes highlights; a pie chart showing suicide's ranking among the leading causes of death in this population; and information about the suicide rates among young adults vs. younger adolescents; suicide rates among young males, young females, and American Indian and Alaska Native males; rates of attempted suicide among female adolescents and female Hispanic adolescents; and trends in suicide rates. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the fact sheet. Data and figure sources and notes are included.

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: nahic@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://nahic.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent females, Adolescent males, Adolescents, Alaska natives, American Indians, Attempted suicide, Hispanic Americans, Suicide, Trends, Young adults

American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. [2005]. The use of medication in treating childhood and adolescent depression: Information for physicians. [No place]: ParentsMedGuide.org, 15 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides physicians with information on the appropriate use of antidepressant medication as a component of a comprehensive treatment program for children and adolescents with depression. The fact sheet includes information about (1) the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to require a black box warning for antidepressant medications, (2) the prevalence and impact of child and adolescent depression, (3) an overview of treatment effectiveness of suicidality, (4) what prompted the FDA warning, (5) suicidality in adolescents, (6) recognition and diagnosis of child and adolescent depression, (7) risk factors for suicide, (8) whether talking about suicide signals increased likelihood that a child will hurt him or herself, (9) treating child and adolescent depression, (10) suggestions for physicians when prescribing antidepressant medication to pediatric patients, (11) which medications will carry the warning label, (12) treatment of depression outcome measures, and (13) future directions.

Contact: ParentsMedGuide.org, Web Site: http://www.ParentsMedGuide.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Antidepressant drugs, Attempted suicide, Child health, Depression, Diagnosis, Drug therapy, Mental health, Pediatricians, Physicians, Risk factors, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Treatment

American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with National Coalition of Concerned Parents, Providers, and Professional Associations. [2005]. The use of medication in treating childhood and adolescent depression: Information for patients and families. [No place]: ParentsMedGuide.org, 9 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet, geared toward children, adolescents, and families, includes practical advice about treating depression in children and adolescents, as well as information about the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to require a black box warning for antidepressant medications. The fact sheet explains (1) what a black box warning is and what prompted the FDA warning, (2) whether antidepressants can help children and adolescents with depression, (3) whether antidepressants increase the risk of suicide, (4) what other factors increase the risk of suicide, (5) whether talking about suicide increases the risk that a child or adolescent will hurt himself, (6) how to be certain that a child or adolescent has depression, (7) what treatment should consist of, (8) how parents can help monitor their child or adolescent, (9) what other treatments are available, (10) whether depression will pass without treatment, (11) whether children or adolescents can continue taking antidepressants currently being prescribed, and (12) how parents can advocate for a child or adolescent who has depression.

Contact: ParentsMedGuide.org, Web Site: http://www.ParentsMedGuide.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Advocacy, Antidepressant drugs, Attempted suicide, Child health, Consumer education materials, Depression, Diagnosis, Drug therapy, Mental health, Parents, Risk factors, Suicide, Suicide prevention, Treatment

Chatterji P, Dave D, Kaestner R, Markowitz S. 2003. Alcohol abuse and suicide attempts among youth - correlation or causation?. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 34 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 9638)

Annotation: The study described in this paper used the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the National Comorbidity Survey to explore the causal relationship between alcohol abuse and suicide attempts among youth. The authors use an empirical approach that allows for assessing the existence and strengths of a causal relationship without relying on identifying assumptions. The paper includes an introduction, a background section, a description of the analytical framework, a description of the estimation strategy, a description of the data and measures, a results section, and a discussion section. Statistical information is grouped into tables at the end of the paper. The paper also contains a reference list.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: info@nber.org Web Site: http://www.nber.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Attempted suicide, Comorbidity, High risk adolescents, National surveys

Towey KJ, Fleming M, eds. 2003. Policy and resource guide: Violence prevention for adolescents. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association National Coalition on Adolescent Health, 63 pp.

Annotation: This policy and resource guide brings together policies, position statements, and advocacy activities that address violence, intentional injury, and abuse affecting adolescents. The guide covers the following topics: (1) bullying and physical fighting, (2) education and training, (3) legal considerations, (4) physical abuse and neglect, (5) sexual abuse and sexual assault, (6) special populations, (7) suicide and attempted suicide, (8) violence and the media, (9) model policy recommendations on violence and adolescents: intentional injury and abuse, (10) joint policy statements, (11) violence prevention projects and activities, and (12) Internet resources for statistics and additional information on violence prevention. The guide includes one appendix: organizations of the AMA National Coalition on Adolescent Health. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ama-assn.org Available at no charge; also available from the web site.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Advocacy, Attempted suicide, Bullying, Child abuse, Child neglect, Education, Fighting, MCH research, Public policy, Sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Suicide, Training, Violence prevention

Vidal JA. 1989. Student suicide: A guide for intervention. Washington, DC: National Education Association, 56 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is designed to provide teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school staff members with a simple and practical guide to becoming 'response-ready' when dealing with suicide. Based on the program and experience of a high school in Golden, Colorado, the monograph examines the role of the schools, the crisis team approach to suicide, contingency plans, mistakes to avoid, and ways teachers can help. The appendices contain suicide signs and signals, myths of suicide, staff and crisis team training outlines, a suicide prevention pamphlet, a sample suicide intervention form for schools, and a list of resources and references.

Contact: NEA Professional Library, 1650 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway, Alphareta, GA 30005-7753, Telephone: 800-229-4200 Contact Phone: (800) 229-4200 Fax: (777) 280-4134 Web Site: http://store.nea.org/NEABookstore/control/main $7.95; no shipping and handling charge if prepaid.

Keywords: Adolescents, Attempted suicide, Mental health, Schools, Suicide, Suicide prevention

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.