Looking for something to look forward to: A five-year retrospective review of child and youth suicide in B.C.


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British Columbia Coroners Service
British Columbia Coroners Service

This report highlights the need for better recognition of youth suicide risk factors. The authors studied the files of 81 Canadian (B.C.) children, aged 12-18, who died by suicide between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007. More than two-thirds of these children had exhibited previous suicidal behavior, and most had reached out to someone for help before their deaths.