Suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Abram K M, Choe JY, Washburn JJ, Teplin LA, King DC, Dulcan MK, Bassett ED.
Publisher:  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.