Three lifestyle factors that predispose bullied teens to planning or attempting suicide have been identified by a recent study conducted by researchers at James Cook University.
The team analyzed data from a survey of more than 280,000 students between the ages of 13 and 17 from 90 countries . Remember that suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents.
You are more likely to commit suicide than to be killed
Suicide does not have much press, it does not seem to alarm society, nor does it occupy the news every day in the newspapers: however, in countries like Spain, it is much more likely to commit suicide than to die at the hands of another . Especially if you are a teenager.
Among adolescents, however, there are a number of factors that exacerbate the tendency to suicide when accompanied by bullying .
Compared to teens who were not bullied, teens who experienced bullying are more than twice as likely to think about and plan suicide, and about three times more likely to attempt it. The three factors that exacerbate this trend are:
- Sleep disorders.
- Alcohol consumption.
According to the study, almost a fifth of the total association between bullying and suicidal ideation was related to loneliness . Sleep disorders and alcohol use were the link between bullying and suicidal behaviors in 4 to 9 percent of cases