Suicide Among Youth: A Preventable Public Health Concern

Sobia Idrees*, Nawroz Bibi Zeenat Shah**, Wais Mohammad Qarani***
*Nursing Instructor, College of Nursing, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Pakistan .
** Manager, Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan Medical Centre, Gilgit, Pakistan.
*** Administrator, Division of Nursing Services, French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children, Afghanistan.
Periodicity:November - January'2018
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jnur.7.4.13896

Abstract

According to a message from the Secretary United Nations on World's Population Day (UNFPA, 2014), the growth and progress of any country is dependent on its healthy and working young population. An estimated 1.8 billion of the world's population are youth who contribute towards socio-economic uplifting of the country and more than 70% of youth are living in developing countries (World Health Organization, 2014). The challenges of communicable diseases are being replaced by the non-communicable disease and risk taking behaviors among youth such as suicide. This paper presents magnitude of suicide worldwide and with respect of some specific countries. It also includes determinants of suicide, i.e., socio-cultural, psychological, and biological followed by brief summary of the paper.

Keywords

Suicide, Determinants of Suicide, Youth, Public Health.

How to Cite this Article?

Idress, S., Shah, N.B.Z. and Qarani,W.M. (2018). Suicide Among Youth: A Preventable Public Health Concern. i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, 7(4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.26634/jnur.7.4.13896

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