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Community Ment Health J. 2019 Mar 29. doi: 10.1007/s10597-019-00398-5. [Epub ahead of print]

The Prevalence and Predictors of Suicidal Ideation Among Slovene Adolescents.

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1
National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia. mark.bracic@gmail.com.
2
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia. mark.bracic@gmail.com.
3
National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
4
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Abstract

We set out to investigate the prevalence of suicidal ideation among Slovene adolescents and to examine the predictive value of gender, depression, loneliness, multiple health complaints, bullying and degree of family support for the presence of suicidal thoughts. Our sample consisted out of 1547 15-year-old high-school students which took part in the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) in 2014. Suicidal ideation was more present in girls, in adolescents with depressive feelings, and in those reporting higher levels of loneliness and multiple health complaints. Being a bully, loneliness and depression were important risk factors, while family support acted as a protective factor.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Slovenia; Suicidal ideation

PMID:
30927216
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-019-00398-5

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