Risk Factors that Lead to Suicidal Behavior among the Adolescents.

Risk Factors that Lead to Suicidal Behavior among the Adolescents.

RISK FACTORS THAT LEAD TO SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR AMONG THE ADOLESCENTS 1

RiskFactors that Lead to Suicidal Behavior among the Adolescents.

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Summarize Your Findings

Identify the population of interest and health condition/event to your practice. Specify how you define the population (e.g. age, gender, health status, etc.).

The researcher synthesized the published data so as to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the numerous research studies that have investigated adolescent suicidal behavior as well as investigating factors that differentiate suicidal from no suicidal adolescents. Each research material met the following criteria: there was a comparison of suicidal and no suicidal adolescents the average age for inclusion of subjects was between 13 and 19 and empirical evidence that could be computed as an effect size was reported.

Summarize your search process. Specify what sources of health statistics were searched to find relevant health statistics.

The researcher conducted an investigation into adolescent suicidal studies with the ten year period from 2014. This ten year period was selected so as to focus on the most recent data available and to produce a manageable database. A computerized scholarly search of MEDLINE, Psychological abstracts, social sciences citation index, SIEC-suicide information, and education center and dissertation abstracts was conducted. An attempt was made to collect all the article in English language journals or those that have been translated into English. Key search words included suicidal behaviors, ideation, attempts, completions, comparison, the control group, adolescents, and youths.

Provide the health information obtained in the search.

In most states, suicide is among the leading cause of death among adolescents. It is the eighth leading cause of death in teenagers aged between 13-15 and the sixth leading cause of death in the 15-19-year-old group. It is estimated that nearly 25% of those who attempt suicide seek medical assistance, and these are not necessarily the most serious one. In the U.S, 4-9% of adolescent students reported attempts of suicide each year, 10-13. over the past decade, studies among adolescent student population suggest that between 3.5% and 52.1% of students have suicidal thoughts. A summary of risk factor contributing suicidal behavior in an adolescent is presented below.

article

Mental health issues (%)

Drug abuse (%)

Stigma (%)

Socialization (%)

Casey Foundation and the population reference bureau

12

24

2

4

Molock et al. (2007)

9

30

1

3

Daniel et al., (2006)

7

21

1

3

Department of Health and Human Services

8

23

2

1

Makikryo et al., (2004)

6

32

2

1

World health organization

4

26

2

1

Interpret your findings and determine if there is any evidence of health disparities based on the population examined.

The presented data confirmed the effect of many risk factors and that adolescent suicidal behavior is a complex and multi-deterministic concepts. The data from these done research confirms that there are indeed numerous factors that differentiate suicidal and no suicidal adolescents. Most of the factors include depression, hopelessness, and other effects such as anger, anxiety and impulsivity, repeated suicidal behavior, history of subject, alcohol, drugs, family structure, family relationship, self-esteem, and locus of control, physical health, and mental health.

The presented data may lead to an understanding of why there seems to be a trend towards similarity in prevalence rates of attempts for among the adolescents. These findings may assist in identifying which factors under what circumstances increase the likelihood of adolescents harming themselves.

References

Daniel, S.S., Walsh, A.K., Goldstone, D.B., Arnold, E.M., Rehousing,B.A., &amp Wood, F.B. (2006). Suicidality, school dropout, andreading problems among adolescents. J LearnDisabil.39(6):507-514.

Edelman, C. L., Mandle, C. L. &amp Kudzma, E. C. (2013) Healthpromotion throughout the life span (8th ed).St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Inc.

Molock, S.D., Barksdale, C., Matlin, S., Pura, R., Cammock, N., &ampSpann, M. (2007). Qualitative study of suicidality and help-seekingbehaviors in African American adolescents. Am J Community Psychol.40(1-2):52-63.

National Center for Health Statistics. (2004). Health, UnitedStates, 2004 With Chart book on Trends in the Health of Americans.Hyattsville, Md: 2004.