Various risk factors are associated with suicidal behavior in adolescents, according to the results of a new study involving researchers from Brawijaya University. The study was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.
Certain factors are associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents. Fortunately, however, it is also possible to counteract these behaviors through various measures.
The analysis of 66 published studies to date has identified certain risk factors associated with suicidal behavior in adolescents. However, the researchers also found some protective factors that can reduce the probability of suicide.
The risk factors of adolescents for suicidal behavior included poor individual coping strategies, excessive use of smartphones, an existing nutritional imbalance, menstrual problems, a generally unhealthy lifestyle and disturbed sleep patterns, the researchers report.
66 studies were evaluated
There were also some external risk factors that increase the risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents. These included parental health history, poor interactions within the family and the presence of social problems.
Of course, there was also the question of whether it is possible to reduce the risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents. The researchers report that, for example, an adequate diet, parent-child interactions, reading books and watching movies, as well as faith or religiosity can protect young people from suicidal behavior.
Love and support from the family are very important in reducing the risk of suicidal behavior among young people, the researchers emphasize. However, adolescents must also learn to love themselves in order to cope better in life and to cope more easily with the stresses and strains associated with everyday life, the research team continues. In addition, people with suicidal thoughts should urgently open themselves to their parents or a doctor in order to receive appropriate support as quickly as possible. (as)
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