Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents. What is the risk of a nonfatal suicide attempt within one year?
A nonfatal suicide attempt is a strong risk factor for completed suicide. There is a 32 fold increase in the risk of suicide within one year of a nonfatal suicide attempt. (Finkelstein Y et al. Long term outcomes following self poisoning in adolescents: a population based cohort study. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015; 2(6): 532-539.)