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RISK FACTORS


GLOBAL SUICIDE RISK FACTORS

Risk factors have been identified and organized within different areas, reflecting an ecological model that is used by latest research:

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Health Systems and Societal Risk Factors

Refers to groups of people who are at higher risk of suicidal ideation and/or attempts, such as:

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Individual Risk Factors Across The World

90% to 95% of people who die by suicide present a psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.

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Risk Factors Specific to Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of intensified risk of suicide.

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SUICIDE RISK FACTORS IN MEXICO

Risk Factors for Suicide in All of the Mexican Population: These statistics are taken from the “Mexican Comorbidity Survey,” which includes results from 5826 face-to-face interviews that yielded DSM-IV diagnoses from non-institutionalized people living in urban areas between the ages of 18 and 65 between 2001and 2002. Although these statistics are from more than ten years ago, it is the most complete data on the subject.

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Prevalence of Mental Health Diagnoses in Mexico

More people are diagnosed with mental disorders in urban areas; yet, people in rural areas with mental illness tend to present more acute symptoms.

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Barriers to Care and Underutilization of Mental Health Care Services

58% of men and 68% of women don’t believe in the efficacy of mental health treatments.

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Risk Factors for Suicide in Mexican Youth

The majority of Mexican adolescents who need mental health treatment do not receive it.

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