Low Base Rate, High Impact: Responding To Teen Suicidal Threat In Rural Appalachia

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Kurt D. Michael Ph.D, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Approximately 20% of adolescents experience significant mental health problems at any given time, and of those, 14.3% meet clinical criteria for a mood disorder such as major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder((Merikangas et al., 2010). It is important to note that a current episode of major depression is one of the mostcommon risk factors for a suicide attempt (Carlson, 2006) and that suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds nationally and accounts for 12.2% of all deaths in this age group (Centers for Disease Controland Prevention [CDC], 2010). Furthermore, among this age group, 15- to 19-year-olds are at the highest risk for non-fatal suicide attempts (Carlson, 2006).

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Sale, R., Michael, K., Egan, T., Stevens, A., Massey, C. 2014. Low Base Rate, High Impact: Responding To Teen Suicidal Threat In Rural Appalachia. Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. Pages 4-9, Winter 2014. © 2014 Civic Research Institute. Authorized Electronic Copy prepared for and is authorized solely for the use of the purchaser/subscriber.
Language: English
Date: 2014
Adolescents at risk, Appalachia, suicide, mental health

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