Students were asked the following questions:
“During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?”
“During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?”
“If you attempted suicide during the past 12 months, did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?”
Students from Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota were not included in the survey in any year. Students from California were included in the survey only in 2015. Additionally, students from Indiana and Pennsylvania were not included in the 2013 survey, and students from Utah, Kansas, Texas, New Jersey, Iowa, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Ohio, and Georgia were not included in the 2015 survey. Students from Colorado and Iowa were not included in the 2013 or 2015 surveys.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. (2014). National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (producer). Available from: www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal.html
Shaffer, D., & Craft, L., (1999). Methods of
adolescent suicide prevention. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60(Suppl. 2), 70-74.
Hispanics may be any race. Estimates for whites and blacks in this report do not include Hispanics.
Child Trends Databank. (2016). Suicidal teens. Available at: https://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=suicidal-teens