15-year computer-record study of adolescents exposed to peer suicide
CP Tang1, SF Hung1, CC Lee1, TP Ho2, PWL Leung3
1 Kwai Chung Hospital
2 Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong
3 Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Adolescents exposed to peer suicide and non-exposed controls did not differ significantly after 15 years, except for the percentage of females who attended accident and emergency department three times or more.
2. For schools in which a suicide occurred, a de-briefing or support programme should be implemented to increase student resilience, especially for peers of the suicide victim.