National trends in sadness, suicidality, and COVID-19 pandemic-related risk factors among South Korean adolescents from 2005 to 2021

Importance  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on daily life, limited research exists on the prevalence and risk factors of suicidality and sadness among South Korean adolescents. Objectives  To examine whether the observed sadness and suicidality in the early to middle periods of the COVID-19 pandemic differed from the expected level and to investigate changes in risk factors […]

Sadness, hopelessness and suicide attempts in bullying: Data from the 2018 Iowa youth survey

Background Bullying in schools is a common problem that can have significant consequences on the mental health of both bullies and victims of bullying. Some estimates suggest that 30% of American youth are bullied. Self-reported incidence of depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts has been correlated with bullying. Victims may also suffer from a variety of […]

Associations between sad feelings and suicide behaviors in the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey: A call for action

Purpose: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among high school aged students in the United States. Significant risk factors for suicidal behaviors among youth include diagnoses of depression or other mental illnesses. The association between self-reported sad feelings and suicidal behaviors has been understudied in the literature among United States high school students. Methods: The […]

Physical activity, sadness, and suicidality in bullied US adolescents.

The purpose of this study is to examine relationships between physical activity (PA), sadness, and suicidality in bullied US adolescents. We hypothesized that physically active students would be less likely to feel sad or report suicidal ideation or attempts, including bullied students. Overall, 30.0% of students reported sadness for ≥2 weeks, 22.2% reported suicidal ideation, […]