Childhood suicide: a major issue in pediatric health care

Title

Childhood suicide: a major issue in pediatric health care

Creator

Pompili M; Mancinelli I; Girardi P; Ruberto A; Tatarelli R

Publisher

Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit

Description

Although prevention of youth suicide is a major aim in most countries, it often is not taken into account that younger children also are capable of killing themselves. Evidence suggests that the suicide rate among children has increased dramatically and that risk factors for suicide must be evaluated when dealing with children in primary and secondary care. Adverse life events in combination with other factors, such as depression, may lead to suicide. This article aims at stimulating further discussion among those involved in pediatric health care. Epidemiological data, an overview of risk factors, and the authors' reflections on the topic are provided.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

63-8

Issue

1

Volume

28

Citation

Pompili M; Mancinelli I; Girardi P; Ruberto A; Tatarelli R, “Childhood suicide: a major issue in pediatric health care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13618.

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