Presentation Title

Trends in Adolescent Suicidal Ideation: A Multilevel Approach within a Crisis Call Center

Advisor Information

Brigette Ryalls

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2016 12:45 PM

End Date

4-3-2016 2:15 PM

Abstract

Suicide has recently advanced to the second leading cause of death in adolescents, now only behind unintentional injury. In order to understand why suicide is so prevalent in adolescence, risk factors need to be identified. Current research has identified numerous risk factors that are specifically related to adolescent suicide. Five major sections of risk factors are covered in the current study including Joiner’s (2005) interpersonal theory of suicide, mental health disorders, social context, demographic variables and development. To help combat these high rates of suicide numerous programs have been established in the United States. One of these programs, Boys Town National Hotline, has become a leading crisis call center. Thus, the purpose of the current study is to explore adolescent suicidal ideation and the risk factors presented within the Boys Town Call Model framework using in a multi level model and factor analysis. It is hypothesized that gender will moderate the relationship between age and suicidal ideation, such that girls will see a quicker increase in suicidal ideation than boys. Crisis counselors collected data from Boys Town National Hotline from 2005 to 2015. A total of 25,309 crisis calls from 12 to 21 year old adolescents who reported a level of suicidal ideation during the call are included in the study. The current study is intended to contribute to a better understanding of adolescent suicidal ideation to improve intervention programs for adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation.

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Mar 4th, 12:45 PM Mar 4th, 2:15 PM

Trends in Adolescent Suicidal Ideation: A Multilevel Approach within a Crisis Call Center

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Suicide has recently advanced to the second leading cause of death in adolescents, now only behind unintentional injury. In order to understand why suicide is so prevalent in adolescence, risk factors need to be identified. Current research has identified numerous risk factors that are specifically related to adolescent suicide. Five major sections of risk factors are covered in the current study including Joiner’s (2005) interpersonal theory of suicide, mental health disorders, social context, demographic variables and development. To help combat these high rates of suicide numerous programs have been established in the United States. One of these programs, Boys Town National Hotline, has become a leading crisis call center. Thus, the purpose of the current study is to explore adolescent suicidal ideation and the risk factors presented within the Boys Town Call Model framework using in a multi level model and factor analysis. It is hypothesized that gender will moderate the relationship between age and suicidal ideation, such that girls will see a quicker increase in suicidal ideation than boys. Crisis counselors collected data from Boys Town National Hotline from 2005 to 2015. A total of 25,309 crisis calls from 12 to 21 year old adolescents who reported a level of suicidal ideation during the call are included in the study. The current study is intended to contribute to a better understanding of adolescent suicidal ideation to improve intervention programs for adolescents experiencing suicidal ideation.