Teenagers -- Suicidal Behavior
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
Rio Hondo College Library (RHC
version for printing
Web Site Links
American Academy of Pediatrics : Some Things You
Should Know About Preventing Teen Suicide
"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
"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
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.
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.
Suicide Theme Page
"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.
(RHC Students only)
Health & Wellness Resource Center
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.
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:
Depression in adolescence
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
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. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SUB(teenagers) AND SUB(suicide & suicide attempts)
SUB(teenagers) AND SUB(suicide & suicide attempts) AND
Researched and evaluated by:
E. Ball, Librarian 8/2002
pdate: D. Yashar, Librarian 8/2008
last update: W. Enright, Librarian 9/2009