Suicide and Suicidal Behavior

  • Yifat Cohen
  • Anthony Spirito
  • Larry K. Brown
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

From 1950 to 1982, the death rate from suicide among youth (15 to 24 years old) increased dramatically. The costs associated with suicide are considerable and include direct medical costs for treatment prior to death, medicolegal costs for autopsies, police investigations, and treatment for physical and mental health problems in family survivors. It has been estimated that each youth suicide equals $432,000 of lost economic productivity and 53 years of human life (Weinstein & Saturno, 1989). Despite these statistics and general public alarm, the resources that are available for prevention of suicidal behavior in the United States are scant compared to what is available for the prevention of other injuries such as motor vehicle crashes (Diekstra, 1993).

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Suicide Attempt Borderline Personality Disorder Suicidal Behavior Suicide Rate 
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  • Yifat Cohen
    • 1
  • Anthony Spirito
    • 1
  • Larry K. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Brown University School of Medicine and Department of Child and Family PsychiatryRhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

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