Other Youth Topics


  1. Youth Topics
  2. Suicide Prevention
  3. References


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.). Suicide Prevention [Webpage]. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2009). Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2011). 10 leading causes of death, United States, 2011, all races, both sexes [Data set]. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Retrieved from http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10_us.html

Eaton, D. K., Kann, L., Kinchen, S., Shanklin, S., Ross, J. Hawkins, J., Harris, W. A., Lowry, R., McManus, T., Chyen, D., Lim, C., Whittle, L., Brener, N. D., Wechsler, H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC). (2010). Youth risk behavior surveillance—United States, 2009. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries, 59(5), 1–142.

McIntosh, J. L. (2010). U.S.A. suicide 2007: Official final data. Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Pilowsky, D. J., & Wu, L. T. (2006). Psychiatric symptoms and substance use disorders in a nationally representative sample of American adolescents involved with foster care. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(4), 351–358.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [Webpage]. Retrieved from http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/warningsigns.aspx

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2012). Preventing suicide: A toolkit for high schools (SMA-12-4669). Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (2006). After an attempt: A guide for taking care of yourself after your treatment in the emergency department (SMA 08-4355; CMHS-SVP06-0157). Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reprinted 2009.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). (2008). Suicide risk and prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

U.S. Department of Defense. (2011). Department of Defense suicide event report (DoDSER): Calendar year 2010 annual report. Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA: National Center for Telehealth and Technology, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Surgeon General and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. (2012). 2012 national strategy for suicide prevention: Goals and objectives for action. Washington, DC: HHS.

Youth Briefs

How Individualized Education Program (IEP) Transition Planning Makes a Difference for Youth with Disabilities

Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: How Holding Early Leadership Positions Can Make a Difference

Research links early leadership with increased self-efficacy and suggests that leadership can help youth to develop decision making and interpersonal skills that support successes in the workforce and adulthood. In addition, young leaders tend to be more involved in their communities, and have lower dropout rates than their peers. Youth leaders also show considerable benefits for their communities, providing valuable insight into the needs and interests of young people

How Trained Service Professionals and Self-Advocacy Makes a Difference for Youth with Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or Co-occurring Issues

Statistics reflecting the number of youth suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders highlight the necessity for schools, families, support staff, and communities to work together to develop targeted, coordinated, and comprehensive transition plans for young people with a history of mental health needs and/or substance abuse.

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care: Challenges and Solutions

Nearly 30,000 youth aged out of foster care in Fiscal Year 2009, which represents nine percent of the young people involved in the foster care system that year. This transition can be challenging for youth, especially youth who have grown up in the child welfare system.

Coordinating Systems to Support Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs

Research has demonstrated that as many as one in five children/youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Read about how coordination between public service agencies can improve treatment for these youth.

Civic Engagement Strategies for Transition Age Youth

Civic engagement has the potential to empower young adults, increase their self-determination, and give them the skills and self-confidence they need to enter the workforce. Read about one youth’s experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).