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Review Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Global Suicide Rate Among Youngsters Increasing Significantly

Bahman Zohuri1* and Siamak Zadeh2

1Electrical Engineering and Computer Department, University of New Mexico, and Galaxy Advanced Engineering (CEO), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2Golden Gate University, Ageno School of Business, San Francisco, California, USA

*Corresponding Author: Bahman Zohuri, Electrical Engineering and Computer Department, University of New Mexico, and Galaxy Advanced Engineering (CEO), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Received: March 03, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020



  Suicide is a key health concern and a major cause of death among persons aged 10 - 24 years in the United States. In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death among this group and from 2007 to 2018, the suicide rate increased 56% among those aged 14 - 19 years. Overall, among teenagers 12 - 19 years, suicide is the third leading single cause of death, after accidents (unintentional injuries) and homicides. According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO), suicidal behavior is also a major health concern in many countries, developed and developing alike. Nearly 800,000 are estimated to die annually from suicide worldwide. Many more, particularly the young and the middle-aged individuals, attempt suicide. In this paper, it is suggested that modern technology plays a significant role in the increase in the rate of suicide among the youths. It is suggested that increasing engagement with social media, driven by new generation of electronic gadgets and smart phones, is an important factor behind the increase in the rate of suicides. Heavy usage of smart phones, such as texting, twitting, or having some other forms of engagement through social media, is a contributing factor.

Keywords:Depression; Suicide Attempt and Suicide Rate; Youngsters; Suicide Risk Management; Augmentation of Artificial Intelligence in Depression Treatment



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Citation: Bahman Zohuri and Siamak Zadeh. “Global Suicide Rate Among Youngsters Increasing Significantly". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.4 (2020): 38-47.

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