Self-harm and suicide in adolescents

  title={Self-harm and suicide in adolescents},
  author={K. Hawton and K. Saunders and R. O'Connor},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Hawton, K. Saunders, R. O'Connor
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems in adolescents, with rates of self-harm being high in the teenage years and suicide being the second most common cause of death in young people worldwide. Important contributors to self-harm and suicide include genetic vulnerability and psychiatric, psychological, familial, social, and cultural factors. The effects of media and contagion are also important, with the internet having an important contemporary role. Prevention of self-harm and… CONTINUE READING
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