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HBSC Network publishes: Suicidal Ideation, Risk Factors, and Communication With Parents: A Study on School Children in Estonia, Lithuania, and Luxembourg

Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth. In the year 2002, Lithuania had the 2nd, Luxembourg the 5th, and Estonia the 9th highest suicide rates among 15 to 19-year-olds across 90 countries worldwide. This study reports on the prevalence of and associations between suicidal ideation, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical fighting, bullying, and communication with parents among 15-year-old schoolchildren. The overall prevalence of suicidal ideation in the preceding year was 17%. Suicidal thoughts were associated with communication difficulties with parents and other risk factors, especially multiple risks. The risk factors studied, particularly multiple risks, were associated with higher odds for suicidal ideation. Good parent-child communication is a significant resource for decreasing suicidal ideation among adolescents.

L Mark et al

Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

August 2012 (in press)

10.1027/0227-5910/a000153

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[11-09-2012 to 02-10-2012]

 


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