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Suicide Among Adolescents and Young Individuals

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Michiko Ueda
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
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Part of the Economy and Social Inclusion book series (ESI)

Abstract

Suicide among adolescents and young adults constitutes a serious global public health problem. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young individuals in many countries, and prevalence of attempted suicides by young individuals, especially among females, is also high. Because previous suicide attempts are a strong risk factor for a subsequent completion of suicide, these young suicide attempters can become a major high-risk group later in their lives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 1
  • Michiko Ueda
    • 2
  • Tetsuya Matsubayashi
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsThe University of TokyoBunkyō, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  3. 3.Osaka School of International Public PolicyOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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