Suicide rates for street-involved and homeless youth are higher than the general youth population. Previous research has focused on the risk factors that increase suicide attempts and suicidal ideation (thoughts) among street youth. These include current and past experiences with unstable housing, victimization, depression, and substance abuse. This study considers the impact these factors may cause on both suicide attempts and suicidal ideation.
Suicide attempts and suicidal ideation among street-involved youth in Toronto was published in Advances in Mental Health, 11(1), 8-17 in 2012.