Self-Harm and Suicide Publications

Risk Factors for Teen Self-Inflicted Injury and Suicide in Orange County

Risk Factors for Teen Self-Inflicted Injury and Suicide in Orange County

This report presents information on both non-fatal and fatal self-inflicted injury to teen residents (aged 10-19 years old) of Orange County from 2009 to 2013. A recent report in Orange County revealed that suicide was the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, accounting for one in five deaths in this age group. The age of adolescence, is a critical time period in life as it is characterized by mental, physical, and emotional developmental changes. Visit the OC Links webpage.