Young Women Feel More Suicidal, Young Men Act

December 14, 2006

A recent study of Canadian teens by psychiatrists at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto found that young women tend to experience depression and thoughts of suicide more than men, but the men are more likely to act on those thoughts. The study found links between suicidality and age, income, and region. Male teens in BC had the highest level of suicide attempts, while those in Quebec reported the highest rate of depression. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Canadian teens. Globe & Mail