Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Report on NYC Teen Suicide Attempts

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publish Vital Signs. This issue is about self-reported suicide attempts among NYC teens.

Mental Health of New York City Youth

In this issue:

  • Self-reported suicide attempts among teens are rising in NYC
  • Adolescent girls are more likely than boys to report feeling sad or suicidal
  • Sadness and attempted suicide vary across racial and ethnic groups
  • Teens who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, or who are questioning their sexual identity have much higher rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Suicide attempts are more common among youth who report disordered eating or substance use
  • Recommendations
  • Additional Data

Click here for more...

NYC Vital Signs is published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, featuring information on critical aspects of public health in New York City.

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