Teenagers -- Suicidal Behavior     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links

American Academy of Pediatrics : Some Things You Should Know About Preventing Teen Suicide     http://www.aap.org/advocacy/childhealthmonth/prevteensuicide.htm
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all persons regardless of age, sex or race; the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24; and the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14."  This is an excellent site by he highly reputable American Academy of Pediatrics that very thoroughly addresses teen suicide.

Focus Adolescent Services : Teen Suicide     http://www.focusas.com/Suicide.html
"Focus Adolescent Services is an internet clearinghouse of information and resources to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens."  Their mission is to provide information and resources to empower individuals to help their teens and heal their families.  Through education, self-awareness, self-help, and personal responsibility, families can rebuild their relationships and reconnect in positive and loving ways.  This site has many useful links that deal with the causes that lead to teen suicide.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center     http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/suicide.asp
This is a site of the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource center, which is a federal resource for professionals, parents and youth working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.  Resources include fact sheets, documents, funding and conference announcements, statistics, research bulletins, and profiles of promising programs.  Many links provide access to other resources dealing with teen suicide.

Suicide Prevention     http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/Suicide/default.htm
This site is from the CDC's Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and contains statistics on suicide in the United States emphasizing the high rate among the elderly and the young.  It also provides information on suicide prevention programs and publications of the CDC covering older adults, Native Americans, Black youth, and teens.  There are links to related sites and references. 

Teen Suicide Theme Page     http://www.cln.org/themes/suicide.html
"Welcome to the Community Learning Network, a site designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom.  Here you'll find over 5,800 annotated links to educational sites, searchable by subject, with free resources all organized by theme pages and keyword search."  Excellent links on different aspects of this subject with statistics and further links.

Online Databases (RHC Students only)

Health & Wellness Resource Center     http://find.galegroup.com/menu/start?userGroupName=cclc_rio&prod=HWRC-2
Search for "teen suicide" in this database for magazine and journal articles on the causes and prevention of teen suicide.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Depression sourcebook
Call number: RC537.D4455 2008

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Adolescent psychology

Depression in adolescence

Suicide--United States--Prevention

Teenagers--Suicidal behavior

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Remembering Tom
Call number: Video 000738
Explores the tragic aftermath of a young man's suicide and the painful impact on his family.

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 2 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database.  Use Advanced Search an type each term in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(teenagers) AND SUB(suicide & suicide attempts)
    2.  SUB(teenagers) AND SUB(suicide & suicide attempts) AND SUB(prevention)

Researched and evaluated by:
E. Ball, Librarian 8/2002
pdate: D. Yashar, Librarian 8/2008
last update: W. Enright, Librarian 9/2009

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