Youth Suicide And Suicide

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Youth Suicide
Jamie Banks
Texas Southern University Youth Suicide
One of the major public health concerns is suicide. It is one of the top causes of death in the United States. Recent research reveals that youth suicide in some populations is increasing exponentially.
Suicide is death brought by injurious behaviour which is self-inflicted with an intention to die as a result of the behavior.
A suicide attempt is a non-dangerous, self-inflicted, potentially dangerous behavior with an intention to die because of the behavior. A suicide attempt might not cause injuries.
Suicide ideation is the thoughts, consideration, or planning of suicide.

The scope of the Problem
In the U.S. the prevalence of suicide attempts and suicide ideation in the youth is increasing with 14.5% of students between 9th and 12th-grade in 2007 having reported suicidal ideation and 6.9% having reported at least a single suicide attempt in the previous year (Hallet et al., 2007). In 2006, the age-related rate of suicide among the youth between ages 10 and 19 years in the US was 4.16 per 100K people. This makes suicide the second runner-up cause of mortality in this age group.
Previous Findings
A comparison study named Canterbury Suicide Project researched participants of all ages who committed suicide or were involved in a dangerous suicide attempt and non-suicidal subjects who are randomly selected. The report compares risk factors and characteristics of serious suicide attempts
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