Axia College Material Appendix E Suicide Respond to the following based on the information in the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article: 1. What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years? For some reason adolescents and young adult age group people aged between 15-24 years; showed a continuously increasing trend in rates until 1994, at which point rates began declining steadily to levels not seen since the early 1970s. 2. What part of the U.S. has the highest suicide rate? The suicide r ates varied in the United States, but with the highest rates being in the West at 14.7 suicides per 100000 people, which was followed closely by the South. 3. List three risk factors for suicide. Substance abuse, major depression, and previous attempts at suicide are also a risk. 4. Many researchers worry that suicide rates for adolescents and older adults continue to increase. What does the research data show about these age groups? There have been recent declines in the suicide rates for these groups but little
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 270 taught by Professor Bruno during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.