INCIDENTS OF SUICIDE AMONG YOUTH IN KERALA:  AN ANALYTICAL AND RETROSPECTIVE STUDY INTO PSYCHOSOCIAL DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES By Sudheer K.V[1] and Dr. A.Sethurama Subbiah[2]

Abstract

Recently suicide among youth poses a conundrum to socio biologists. As a sociological research, the study endeavor to find the causes and solutions of this social problem. This retrospective study is based on data drawn from the District and State Crime Record bureaus and newspaper reports in Kerala, assesses various psychosocial correlates of youth suicide in Kerala since 2001. The study focuses mainly on the factors of age and gender. The data reveals the degree and reasons of youth suicide in Kerala over the last eight years.

Key words: Personality deviation, Suicide ideation, Depressive disorders, Suicidal syndrome.

[1]   Research Associate, Dept. of social work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

[2]   Professor and Head, Dept. of social work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

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