SUICIDAL INTENT AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE

February 10, 2012

SUICIDAL INTENT AMONGST YOUNG PEOPLE

The Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) published a report in November 2011 which is worth re-visiting.  The paper titled "Child Deaths:  Suicide Intent" looks at the circumstances surrounding children who commit suicide.   The paper looks at data from the Child Death Register from 2004 - 2011.   Over this period, 131 deaths of young people were considered suicide.  The report found that in many of these cases, the children had communicated their suicidal intentions weeks, months or in some cases years in advance.

Child Deaths:  Suicidal Intent (470KB PDF)