Suicide Attempts

Many more youths attempt suicide each year than complete it. Suicide attempts are difficult to count, because many may not be treated in a hospital or may not be recorded as self-inflicted injury. Survey data from 1999 indicate that 19.3 percent of high school students had seriously considered attempting suicide, 14.5 percent had made plans to attempt suicide, and 8.3 percent had made a suicide attempt during the year preceding the survey. All suicide attempts should be taken seriously.

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