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Vol 10, No 2 (2013)
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Reasons for suicide attempts in young people aged 14-18

Marta Makara-Studzińska
Psychiatria 2013;10(2):76-83.

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Vol 10, No 2 (2013)
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Abstract

Introduction. Year by year the level of suicide attempts among the young people increases systematically and the age at which adolescents attempt suicide decreases. Those making suicide attempts driven by diverse motivation and prior suicide often leads to traumatic events. Aim of the study. The aim of the study was to determine the causes of suicide attempts of young would-be suicide bombers and make the characteristics of selected elements of the act of suicide attempt. Material and methods. The group of youth after suicide attempts include 100 persons. We used a questionnaire and a standard questionnaire — Beck Depression Inventory. Results. The study found that the cause of suicide attempts among young people are problems in the family, peer group and male-female relationships, loneliness school failure, poor socioeconomic conditions. Suicide attempt often preceded by traumatic events in the family and among their peers and the youth showed a lot of forms of pathological behavior. Level of depression respondents who attempted suicide Beck depression scale showed a moderate and significant depression. Conclusions. The results above can be used to construct strategies, programmes and support groups for the youth with suicidal susceptibilities.

Abstract

Introduction. Year by year the level of suicide attempts among the young people increases systematically and the age at which adolescents attempt suicide decreases. Those making suicide attempts driven by diverse motivation and prior suicide often leads to traumatic events. Aim of the study. The aim of the study was to determine the causes of suicide attempts of young would-be suicide bombers and make the characteristics of selected elements of the act of suicide attempt. Material and methods. The group of youth after suicide attempts include 100 persons. We used a questionnaire and a standard questionnaire — Beck Depression Inventory. Results. The study found that the cause of suicide attempts among young people are problems in the family, peer group and male-female relationships, loneliness school failure, poor socioeconomic conditions. Suicide attempt often preceded by traumatic events in the family and among their peers and the youth showed a lot of forms of pathological behavior. Level of depression respondents who attempted suicide Beck depression scale showed a moderate and significant depression. Conclusions. The results above can be used to construct strategies, programmes and support groups for the youth with suicidal susceptibilities.

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Keywords

suicide attempts, youth, causes of suicide, traumatic event, depression

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Title

Reasons for suicide attempts in young people aged 14-18

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 10, No 2 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

76-83

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2013;10(2):76-83.

Keywords

suicide attempts
youth
causes of suicide
traumatic event
depression

Authors

Marta Makara-Studzińska

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