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Third Leading Cause Of Suicide Among Adolescents

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DOLESCENT SUICIDE 2 Suicide is the act of violence that a person commits on one’s self by voluntarily ending their own life. In the United States, suicide is rated the third leading cause of death for adolescents ranging from ages 15 to 24 years old (Beck-Little, R. & Catton G., 2011 ). Health Promotion would greatly benefit this population because adolescents are in need of guidance and a helping hand. Nurses can encourage health promotion within the adolescent population in many ways. A nurse’s role is to provide individuals with information on suicide preventatives, support groups and resources that offer helpful alternatives during hard time. The approach we would take to educate this target population and promote health would be to develop
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