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Female students more likely to have suicidal thoughts than males

Interventions aimed at preventing suicide among students should be designed separately for males and females, say UK researchers who studied more than 1,000 university students.
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Interventions aimed at preventing suicide among students should be designed separately for males and females, say UK researchers who studied more than 1,000 university students.

The study set out to examine potential gender differences in students’ suicidal thoughts over a 2-week period. It found that the prevalence of suicidal thoughts among females, at 68%, was significantly higher than among males, at 54%.

The researchers also looked at the relationship between interpersonal beliefs and behaviours and suicide, and found that having high levels of emotional stability was a preventative factor for both males and females.

6,000

The number of people dying by suicide every year in the UK. For every death, there are approximately 25 suicide attempts

Defeat, goal disengagement and depression were associated with suicidal thoughts among

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