Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 6 - 2020
Adolescence, Suicidal Risk and Prevention
Alba Cortes Alfaro*
Professor and Assistant Researcher, School Health Department, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alba Cortes Alfaro, Professor and Assistant Researcher, School Health Department, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, Cuba.
Received: May 09, 2020; Published: May 22, 2020


Introduction: Adolescence is considered one of the healthiest stages of life (10 - 19 years), in which it is necessary to prepare them so that they are able to develop their potential and although it is still true, it is also one of the most complex and for many problematic since it is really a vulnerable period for the appearance of risky behaviors. Suicidal behavior in adolescents is a frequent health problem that has increased in recent years. Currently in adolescents it has had an increase and worldwide it is one of the five causes of death between the ages of 15 to 19 years.

Objective: To delve into the problem of suicidal behavior in adolescents as it is a stage of vulnerability and risk.

Method: A bibliographic review was performed where the databases included in the LILACS, EBSCO and HINARI services were consulted and very good coverage was achieved, both in Cuba, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the rest of the world. Websites on the Internet of obligatory consultation for their prestige and leadership on the subject were also visited.

Development: The general characteristics of healthy adolescents and risk factors that make them vulnerable to suicidal behavior are exposed, which allows reflection on the topic that contributes to their prevention.

Conclusion: Suicidal behavior in adolescents constitutes a serious health problem that must be faced by the different elements of society, since individual factors from the family and the community intervene.

Keywords: Adolescence; Suicidal Risk; Prevention


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