Ohio Journal of Public Health: Spotlight on Ohio-based Research
Examining Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Ohio Youth with Oppressed Identities Using the 2019 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey. C. Rosie Bauder, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University; Austin G. Starkey, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 14 years and third for those aged 15 to 24 years in the United States and in Ohio. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors disparately affect youth with oppressed identities, including those with oppressed racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual minority identities. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self-reports of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among Ohio youth with oppressed identities. This research, conducted by C. Rosie Bauder and Austin G. Starkey of the Ohio State University, also examines relationships through the context of intersectionality.
Mr. Starkey concluded that suicidal thoughts and behaviors disparately affect youth with these oppressed identities. He noted that the findings suggest further examination of these youth nationally may influence public health suicide prevention strategies. Further, he stated that the implications also suggest that researchers, practitioners, and organizations across the spectrum of youth suicide prevention in Ohio should understand the increased risk that youth with multiple, intersectional oppressed identities face for suicide. Read the article here. You can also listen to our partner at Prognosis Ohio, Dan Skinner, interview Dr. Bauder, about her research, here.