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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159060
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Suicide Ideation Among Young Adolescents
Abstract:
Suicide Ideation Among Young Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Riesch, Susan K., DNSc, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin - Madison
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 600 Highland Ave K6/244 CSC, Madison, WI, 53792, USA
Contact Telephone:608-263-5169
Co-Authors:Jill Anderson, BSN, RN and Laura A. A Sawdey, BSN, RN
Fortunately suicide is extremely rare among persons under age 15 years old. For this reason, there is little known about young adolescents who may experience thoughts of suicide, which has been reported at about 25% of children under aged 15. To test the effectiveness of family strengthening strategies that were based upon the Bio-ecological Model to prevent youth health risk behaviors, we recruited a diverse sample of 169 youth from two midwestern cities. The youth's average age was 11.7 years. Sixteen (9%) youth answered yes to a screening question, Have you ever considered killing yourself? When probed further, 6 said they had felt sad or hopeless, 12 reported they had seriously considered suicide, 11 reported they had made a suicide plan, 5 reported they had made one or more attempts, 6 reported their thoughts of suicide created a great deal of stress, 3 reported their thoughts had interfered with normal activities, 5 reported their thoughts caused them considerable emotional problems, and all 16 thought suicide was wrong or very wrong. As part of the study protocol, each youth who reported ideation was assessed for the risk of acting upon it. This poster's purpose is report additional analyses of our data surrounding these 16 youth. We intend to examine the extensive family and youth factors as well as measures of adult youth communication processes we have collected to develop a profile of young adolescents at risk for suicide ideation. Based on the literature, this profile should include gender, rapid physical changes, perceptions of school and family connectedness and support, parent child conflict, availability of firearms and alcohol, mental health indicators, and interpersonal loss. We also will examine youth's responses to the risk assessment process for themes to provide insight into this serious behavior that has potential for intentional injury and violence. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuicide Ideation Among Young Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159060-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Suicide Ideation Among Young Adolescents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Riesch, Susan K., DNSc, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin - Madison</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 600 Highland Ave K6/244 CSC, Madison, WI, 53792, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">608-263-5169</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">skriesch@wisc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jill Anderson, BSN, RN and Laura A. A Sawdey, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Fortunately suicide is extremely rare among persons under age 15 years old. For this reason, there is little known about young adolescents who may experience thoughts of suicide, which has been reported at about 25% of children under aged 15. To test the effectiveness of family strengthening strategies that were based upon the Bio-ecological Model to prevent youth health risk behaviors, we recruited a diverse sample of 169 youth from two midwestern cities. The youth's average age was 11.7 years. Sixteen (9%) youth answered yes to a screening question, Have you ever considered killing yourself? When probed further, 6 said they had felt sad or hopeless, 12 reported they had seriously considered suicide, 11 reported they had made a suicide plan, 5 reported they had made one or more attempts, 6 reported their thoughts of suicide created a great deal of stress, 3 reported their thoughts had interfered with normal activities, 5 reported their thoughts caused them considerable emotional problems, and all 16 thought suicide was wrong or very wrong. As part of the study protocol, each youth who reported ideation was assessed for the risk of acting upon it. This poster's purpose is report additional analyses of our data surrounding these 16 youth. We intend to examine the extensive family and youth factors as well as measures of adult youth communication processes we have collected to develop a profile of young adolescents at risk for suicide ideation. Based on the literature, this profile should include gender, rapid physical changes, perceptions of school and family connectedness and support, parent child conflict, availability of firearms and alcohol, mental health indicators, and interpersonal loss. We also will examine youth's responses to the risk assessment process for themes to provide insight into this serious behavior that has potential for intentional injury and violence. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:39:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:39:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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