Youth Suicide in India

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Youth Suicide in India :

Youth Suicide in India Presented by Alan Jose Manuel, II MSW

Contents :

Contents The concept Suicide An Insight into the issue Youth suicide in India Risk factors in youth suicide Preventive measures Social Work intervention Conclusion

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You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be .

The concept Suicide :

The concept Suicide Suicide is an intentional act of self infliction resulting in death which can be regarded as a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

An insight into the Issue:

An insight into the Issue In the last 50 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide Statistics show that every five minutes, someone, somewhere in India , attempts suicide, making suicide the seventh major cause of death Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide

Youth suicide in India :

Youth suicide in India Nearly 30% of all suicides worldwide occur in India and China Suicide rates among young people have been increasing in an alarmed rate Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female) Suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides The leading cause of death in the age-group 10–19 years is suicide

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Out of every three cases of suicide reported every 15 minutes in India , one is committed by a youth in the age group of 15- 29 The average suicide rate for young women is in rural India is 152 per 100 000, and for young men 69 per 100 000 Acute stressors such as family conflicts, domestic violence, academic failures, unfulfilled romantic ideals, and mental illness

Risk Factors Associated With Youth Suicide :

Risk Factors Associated With Youth Suicide Biological Risk Factors Genetics and Serotonin Deficiency Physical Disabilities Psychological Risk Factors Depression Hopelessness Alcohol and Substance Abuse Personality Traits and Conduct Disorder Other Psychological (Psychiatric) Disorders Cognitive Functioning Previous Attempts

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Social and Environmental Family Risk Factor Physical and Sexual Abuse Loss of personal relationships Lack of Social Support Acute stress School or college Difficulties

Preventive measures :

Preventive measures Availability of healthcare, especially mental health Open conversation College-Based Suicide Prevention Programs Peer Support Program Legal provisions NGOs

Social work intervention :

Social work intervention Advocating people against deprivation Mediating gaps of social security Improving the environment Counseling Crisis intervention Social support Social awareness Mental Health Campaigns in campuses

Conclusion :

Conclusion

Why should you kill yourself ? Life will do it for you… :

Why should you kill yourself ? Life will do it for you… Questions & Discussion

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