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Chapter 25 Suicide & Self Injury
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Statistics (CDC, 2013) All suicides Number of deaths: 41,149 Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.0 Firearm suicides Number of deaths: 21,175 Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.7 Suffocation suicides Number of deaths: 10,062 Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.2 Poisoning suicides Number of deaths: 6,637 Deaths per 100,000
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Intentional self-harm (suicide) - CDC 2013 All ages: 41,149 Ages 5-14: 395 Ages 15-24: 4,878 Ages 25-34: 6,348 Ages 35-44: 6,551 Ages 45-54: 8,621 Ages 55-64: 7,135 Ages 65-74: 3,794 Ages 75-84: 2,300 Ages 85+ : 1,121 Suicide is the 10 th leading cause of death in the US. (CDC, 2013)
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Risk Factors Male Increased age Race Religion Marriage Profession Physical health Previous suicide attempts Mood disorders – esp. Major Depressive Disorder Psychotic disorders Symptomatic behavior is new or has increased, especially if it’s related to a painful event, loss, or change.
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Protective Factors Religious affiliation Reason to live Sense of responsibility Marriage Children Pregnancy Supportive networks Satisfaction with life Access to health care Effective coping skills Effective problem- solving skills Therapeutic contacts Psychotropic medications
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