Describe your selected health problem. Why is the selected topic important?
Teen suicide is defined as an event of action where a teen causes their death on purpose. Teen suicide has become a significant health indicator, as per the healthy people 2030 report. It should be known that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among youths after motorcycle accidents. The selection of this topic was triggered by the increased rate of teen suicide, which requires immediate interventions that could help reduce the rate of suicide among adolescents. According to the world health organization statistics on teen suicide, it has been established that over 500 adolescents commit suicide in the united states each year (Stewart & Zullo, 2020). These stats indicate that each year, at least 12 suicides are committed by young people for every 100000 youths. Increasing rate of adolescent suicide is creating many worries for parents and the public at large. Therefore, there is a great need to understand the risk factors for teen suicide and identify appropriate interventions that could be deployed to minimize deaths resulting from suicides.
Will this problem lead to secondary conditions or complications?
It should be noted that not all teens attempt suicide and manage to take their own life. In a few isolated circumstances, suicide attempts may fail, leading to complications or developing secondary conditions such as disabilities. Parents, schools, and other relevant agencies should work on finding major leading and motivating factors for suicide attempts, such as exposure to violent parents, substance, and drug abuse, neglection, and gender prejudice(Rice, 2021).
What criteria are used to understand the risk of developing such conditions or complications?
Through a collection of data from focus groups, online research a review of existing literature from police and other law criminal justice agencies, adequate information can be gathered about significant causes and risk factors for teen suicide (MALOKU & MALOKU, 2020).
Describe your findings and discuss the strengths or benefits of this source. Would you modify something about it, mainly the information concerning your selected health problem?
Upon searching keywords such as teen suicide, the site generated 128 results indicating the status of the search results. It also displayed the type, year, topic name, age group, and category of significant risk factors for teen suicide-related issues. The benefit o this source is that it generates evidence bases results about teen suicides. Secondly, the site helps the researcher identify the most current data source with reference to the selected topic. It automatically organizes evidence-based articles according to the year of publication. This makes it easy for researchers to set only moots recent articles for review on the significant issues regarding adolescent suicides. Secondly, the site is more reliable and effective when researching various topics of great concern as far as the healthcare sector is concerned.
It is worth mentioning that the source also provides adequate and reliable data organized with respect to the researched topic. For example, when I searched bout teen suicide, the site not only generated unmoor results that were topic-specific but also provided results under various subheadings such as depression and suicide risk factors among teens. This helped me identify depression as one of the risk factors for adolescent depression. Also, the site generates more insights into the causes of teen suicide, citing various predisposing factors such as mental and cognitive challenges as well as substance abuse. This made it easy for me to gather enough content on the causes of adolescent suicide. In my view, I would not modify anything since the site is exemplarily made with ease of use and generation of results within a few seconds after a single click.