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Youth suicide trends in Finland, 1969-2008.

Authors
  • Lahti, Anniina
  • Räsänen, Pirkko
  • Riala, Kaisa
  • Keränen, Sirpa
  • Hakko, Helinä
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2011
Volume
52
Issue
9
Pages
984–991
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02369.x
PMID: 21294729
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The increase in violent, i.e., more lethal, suicide methods among young females is alarming, as females are known to have higher rates of attempted suicide than males. Alcohol consumption, rates and treatment of depression and violent behaviour among adolescents are discussed as approaches towards explaining this phenomenon.

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