By Alan L. Berman

ISBN-10: 1591471931

ISBN-13: 9781591471936

For the prior decade, Adolescent Suicide: evaluate and Intervention has been well-known because the top and such a lot authoritative textual content in this so much tragic of matters. This long-awaited moment version accommodates nearly 15 years of latest examine and significant considering medical evaluation and intervention as well as an increased specialise in prevention.

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The state of Oregon has been a model in the United States for its surveillance of nonfatal suicidal behaviors and will be referenced frequently throughout this chapter. 2 World Suicide Rates (Latest Year Available), Ages 15-24 (min. 8:1 Note. From the World Health Organization. In the public domain. When age and race are examined together, age is a stronger predictor of suicide rates than is race. Between 1983 and 2000, in the United States, rates for older Black males ages 20 to 24 consistently exceeded those for younger White males ages 15 to 19.

One example of a cohort effect hypothesized by Easterlin (1978) is that cohorts of greater size will have higher suicide rates (throughout their lifetime) than smaller-sized cohorts. Thus, for example, as the post-World War II "baby boomers" move toward old age, they may be expected to bring with them problems inherent in larger birth cohorts, such as higher rates of suicide. The large proportionate size of the postwar birth cohorts has provided one explanatory cause for the dramatic increases in youth suicide up to the late 1970s.

Accessibility and readiness for use. For example, in jail settings, where other means are limited, hanging is the predictable method of choice. 2. Knowledge, experience, and familiarity. Socialization to gun use and ownership, for example, is greatest in the southern United States, where gun use for suicide is also greatest. 3. Meaning, symbolism, and cultural significance. Females use drug ingestion as a method of suicide and suicide attempt considerably more often than do males. This has long been theorized to be caused by acculturated concerns for maintaining appearance and avoiding disfigurement.

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