What can attachment based family therapy offer depressed and suicidal youth Academic Article uri icon


  • Throughout the world suicide is the third leading cause of death among 10–19 year olds and a major public concern. In Norway, 69 people aged 15–24 died by suicide in 2009 (The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, 2010). Internationally, 20% of teenagers seriously consider killing themselves and 5% to 8% attempt suicide (AACAP, 2001; Grunbaum et al., 2002). Surprisingly, there are few well done intervention studies for youth suicidal behavior, and in most of these studies, the experimental treatment has not been much better than …

publication date

  • January 1, 2011