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

Purpose:┬áSuicide 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:┬áThe[…]

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,[…]