Presentation Title

P-18 Family Meals Participation and Suicidal Ideation

Presenter Status

Department of Behavioral Sciences

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

8-11-2012 3:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

Suicide has been widely studied as a social phenomenon across time and national boundaries. Despite the considerable literature generated on suicide and the associated factors, the specter of suicide remains. It is estimated that over 33,000 Americans committed suicide in the 2001 -2009 decade. Adolescents are especially prone with an estimated 16% of students in grades 9 to 12 indicating they have seriously considered taking their own lives and 7.8% saying that they attempted doing so. Among the factors that have demonstrated a mediating effect on adolescent risk behaviors including suicide is participation in family meals. This study examines the effect of family meal participation by adolescents in four states on suicidal ideation. Preliminary analysis reveals an inverse relationship between family meal participation and suicidal ideation.

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P-18 Family Meals Participation and Suicidal Ideation

Buller Hallway

Suicide has been widely studied as a social phenomenon across time and national boundaries. Despite the considerable literature generated on suicide and the associated factors, the specter of suicide remains. It is estimated that over 33,000 Americans committed suicide in the 2001 -2009 decade. Adolescents are especially prone with an estimated 16% of students in grades 9 to 12 indicating they have seriously considered taking their own lives and 7.8% saying that they attempted doing so. Among the factors that have demonstrated a mediating effect on adolescent risk behaviors including suicide is participation in family meals. This study examines the effect of family meal participation by adolescents in four states on suicidal ideation. Preliminary analysis reveals an inverse relationship between family meal participation and suicidal ideation.