Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth


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Abram K M, Choe JY, Washburn JJ, Teplin LA, King DC, Dulcan MK, Bassett ED.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice

This report examines suicidal thoughts and behaviors among 1,829 youth ages 10 to 18 in the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. 11% of detained youth had attempted suicide within the past 6 months according to the study.