Social Issues in Hong Kong Teen Suicide

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Introduction Adolescence is a developmental period when youth begin to experience a desire for intimacy and increased responsibilities both socially and academically. A number of factors influence how adolescents navigate this period of change. Positive outcomes are more likely if adolescents engage in healthy activities, have adequate social support, and are connected with their families. However, the negotiation of developmental tasks in adolescents may also be quite challenging and difficult, leading to the onset of adolescent depression, substance use, and ultimately suicide The number of teenagers taking their own lives is increasing rapidly each year. Hong Kong was ranked 23rd out of 107 countries following suicides per 100,000

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