Exploring the Impact of Social Change on Youth Suicide: Implications for Developmental Processes and Policies

  • Anshika Singh
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  • Anshika Singh

    Student at Christ (Deemed to be University) Lavasa, Pune, India

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Youth suicide is a critical public health concern amidst the backdrop of rapid social change and development. This paper explores the intricate relationship between social transformation, youth empowerment, and the alarming phenomenon of suicide among young individuals. This study draws from interdisciplinary perspectives to unravel how social change influences youth suicide rates and offers insights for policy interventions. Epidemiological data underscores youth suicide as a leading cause of mortality globally, with risk factors including mental health disorders and adverse life events exacerbating vulnerability. Conversely, protective factors like robust support networks mitigate such risks. However, the dynamics of social change introduce new complexities. Yet, amidst these challenges lie opportunities for youth empowerment. Investments in education, skill development, and mental health services equip young individuals to navigate modern complexities. Civic engagement fosters their meaningful contribution to policy formulation, particularly in addressing mental health concerns. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach alongside doctrinal methods, this research investigates the relationship between social change, youth empowerment, and suicide rates, aiming to inform evidence-based policy interventions. This paper underscores the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in understanding and addressing youth suicide within the broader context of social change and development. By synthesizing insights from diverse fields, policymakers can formulate evidence-based strategies to empower young individuals and create supportive environments conducive to their holistic well-being.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 573 - 584

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111943

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