Teenage Suicide: African American Suicide

The rate of teenage suicide has increased nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rise occurred in most states, with 42 experiencing significant increases.

It’s a real trend that has been demanding, for a while, serious public health and research effort to understand what is happening and why.

Self-directed violence, which includes suicidal behavior, can be defined as threatened or actual use of physical force against oneself, which results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury or death (Krug, Dahlberg, Mercy, Zwi, & Lozano, 2002). Suicide or completed suicide is also defined as a “death from injury, poisoning, or suffocation where it is explicitly or implicitly evident that the injury was self-inflicted and intended to be fatal. Suicidal ideation refers to self-reported thoughts of engaging in teenage suicide-related behavior” (O’Carroll et al., 1996, pp. 247-248).

Furthermore, injury from teenage suicide is a major public health problem in the United States.

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment.


1) Identify a health problem or need for health promotion for a particular stage in the life span of a population from a specific culture in your area.

2) Choose one of the Leading Health Indicators (LHI) priorities from Healthy People 2020: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/Leading-Health-Indicators

3) Research a topic related to health and wellness associated with one of the Healthy People 2020 topic area.

4) You will further develop an educational health promotion project addressing the population/culture in your area

5) For APA, formatting, or grammar assistance, visit the APA Citation & Writing page located at https://library.chamberlain.edu/APA.

Include the following sections:


A Introduction and Conclusion – 15 points/15%  

  • Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and describes why topic is also important to health promotion in the target population in your area
  • Introduction stimulates the reader’s interest.
  • Conclusion which includes the main ideas from the body of the paper.
  • Conclusion includes the major support points from the body of the paper.


B. Relate Topic to Target Population – 25 points/25%

  • Describes the topic and target cultural population.
  • Includes statistics to support the significance of the topic
  • Also explains how the project relates to the selected Healthy People 2020 topic area.
  • Applies health promotion concepts.


C. Summary of Articles – 25 points/25%  

  • A minimum of three (3) scholarly articles, from the last 5 years
  • Articles meet criteria of being from scholarly journals and include health promotion and wellness content.
  • At least one article is related to the chosen cultural group.
  • Summarizes all key points and findings from the articles.
  • Includes statistics to support the significance of the topic. 2 NR222 Health and Wellness Required Uniform Assignment: Health Promotion Paper Guidelines NR222 Health Promotion Project Guidelines V4 Revised: 05/2020 21
  • Additionally, discusses how information from the articles is used in the Health Promotion Project, including specific examples.


D,Health Promotion Discussion – 25 points/25%

  • Describes approaches to educate the target population about the topic
  • The approaches are appropriate for the cultural target population.
  • Further identifies specific ways to promote lifestyle changes within the target population.
  • Additionally applies health promotion strategies.


E. APA Style and Organization – 10 points/10%

  •  Uses current APA format and is free of errors ·
  • Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
  • Paper is 3-4 pages, excluding title as well as the reference pages.
  • Information is also organized around required components and flows in a logical sequence.
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