Special Issue "Suicide Prevention among Youth"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2015
Globally, suicide accounts for 7.3% of all deaths among adolescents and is ranked as the second most important cause of death after traffic accidents. It is estimated that for every adolescent suicide death, there are at least 10–40 suicide attempts. Suicide attempt is the strongest predictor of future suicide and, among young people, is an important indicator for long-term health-care requirements and social burden. Young suicide attempters are likely to develop serious mental health problems such as depression, substance dependence as well as somatic health problems, such as metabolic syndrome and inflammatory diseases, when they reach adulthood. They are more likely to be engaged in violent crime, intimate partner violence, to be unemployed and in need of long-term health-care. They are also lonelier and less satisfied with their lives. Importantly, suicidal behaviors have profound negative consequences on the lives of significant others’ and have a high burden on society in terms of years of life lost, as well as considerable financial and emotional costs.
The foremost ingredient for the successful prevention of youth suicide is knowledge. This Special Issue will be dedicated to research on the topic of youth suicide from a multifaceted perspective that includes biological, psychological and social determinants, risk and protective factors, as well as preventive measures.
Prof. Dr. Danuta Wasserman
Dr. Vladimir Carli
Dr. Gergo Hadlaczky
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