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Düşünen Adam. 2016; 29(2): 177-180

A difficult intensive care unit monitorization case: a suicidal attempt at 13 years of age by hanging

Isa Yildiz, Esma Soylemez, Husna Karadayi, Mansur Kursad Erkuran, Hakan Bayir, Hamit Yoldas.

Suicide among young population is a global challenge increasing over time. Family problems, drug addiction, increased risk of childhood depression may lead to suicidal attempts by hanging with a rope, which is a rarely selected method at younger ages. Increased suicidal attempt rates cause increased rates of intensive care unit monitorization. Psychosocial support is quite important at this age group. In this report, a 13 years old girl, who was monitorized at the intensive care unit after she attempted suicide by hanging, would be discussed.

Key words: Adolescent, psychosocial support, suicide

Article Language: Turkish English

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