Journal article

Receipt of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents

JE Pirkis, CE Irwin, CD Brindis, MG Sawyer, C Friestad, M Biehl, GC Patton

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined utilization of psychological or emotional counseling by suicidal adolescents to answer questions about the extent to which health services can contribute to the prevention of adolescent suicide. METHOD: The study used data from Wave 1 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which involved a household-based interview with a nationally representative sample of 15 483 adolescents from grades 7 to 12. Of these, 2482 adolescents were classified as suicidal, as indicated by an affirmative response to the question "During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously think about committing suicide?" For this group, the study asked the following questions..

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