Family Functioning and Suicide Attempts
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  • Release Date: 2023-04-06
  • suicide attempt
  • adolescents
  • family
  • cohesion
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Suicide is a complex phenomenon caused by interactions of biological, individual, family and social factors. In Mexico, mortality statistics report 7818 deaths due to self-inflicted injuries in 2020, which represents a rate of suicide of 6.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, higher than that registered in 2019, of 5.65. Interestingly, studies regarding suicide attempts in teenagers are scarce in Mexico; nonetheless, a recent report demonstrated that suicide in children from 10 to 14 years old increased by 37%, and those of female adolescents aged 15 to 19, increased by 12%. Similarly, between 2018 and 2020, suicidal ideation in adolescents increased from 5.1% to 6.9%, and suicidal behavior from 3.9% to 6%. In addition, it has been documented that up to 51% of suicide attempts are due to family problems, in Mexico.

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López-Hernández, Luz Berenice, et al. "Family Functioning and Suicide Attempts." Encyclopedia. Web. 06 April, 2023.