Suicide: a review of calls to an adolescent peer listening phone service

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. Fall 1995;26(1):61-6. doi: 10.1007/BF02353230.


Calls about suicide to a teen peer listening phone service over a period of 5 1/2 years are described. The majority of those calling about suicide were females. The phone contacts were of longer duration and later in the evening than calls about other concerns. Those concerned with suicide also discussed other serious issues such as self-esteem, family problems, substance use, and abuse and were less likely to be calling "just to talk."

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Hotlines / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events
  • Male
  • Ohio / epidemiology
  • Peer Group*
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Suicide / prevention & control*
  • Suicide / psychology
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data