This UTS literature review was commissioned by Stay Kind with the aim of examining patterns in the timings of youth suicides. The research draws on relevant literature from the past 10 years to establish key factors that influence youth suicide rates in contemporary society. The report further prioritises publications from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other culturally similar countries to ensure findings are relevant to the Australian context. From this review it is clear that it is in the interests of our young people that a detailed research study is undertaken in this area. Stay Kind will be actively pursuing mental health grant opportunities that support this further research.