High school youth and suicide risk: exploring protection afforded through physical activity and sport participation.

@article{Taliaferro2008HighSY,
  title={High school youth and suicide risk: exploring protection afforded through physical activity and sport participation.},
  author={Lindsay A. Taliaferro and Barbara A. Rienzo and Matthew David Miller and Rachel M Pigg and Virginia J Dodd},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 10},
  pages={
          545-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND Suicide ranks as the third leading cause of death for adolescents. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the adolescent suicide rate increased 18% between 2003 and 2004. Sport may represent a promising protective factor against adolescent suicide. This study examined the relative risk of hopelessness and suicidality associated with physical activity and sport participation. METHODS Data from the CDC's 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey… CONTINUE READING

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