Suicide - Research Article from World of Health

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The number of adolescents and young adults who commit suicide has soared since the 1950s, making suicide the third largest cause of death for those between fifteen and twenty-four. Suicide occurs at a rate of 10.8 per 100,000 among 15-19 year olds in 1992. Suicide is much less common among 10-14 year olds, at 1.7 per 100,000, although the rate of suicide has increased dramatically since 1950 among all age groups. Suicide attempts are much more common, occurring in 2% of adolescent girls and 1% of adolescent boys per year. Significant suicidal ideation (with a plan to commit suicide or intent to die) is more common, occurring in 5-10% of children and adolescent youth.

Suicidal ideation spans a continuum from non-specific thoughts, for example, "life is not worth living," to specific ideation. Community surveys indicate that between 12 and 25% of primary and high school children experience some form of suicidal ideation, whereas 5-...

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