The purpose of this research was to use an Afrocentric view to explore the association of marijuana use and prescription medication misuse, and suicidality among African American adolescents. Additionally, this research aimed to use the collected data to contribute to the Zero Suicide approach in integrated health care settings. Data from the 2015 YRBSS were used to analyze the relationships among marijuana use and prescription medication misuse, and suicidal ideation, suicide plan and suicide attempt among African American adolescents, which included 1,020 participants. The results found that marijuana use and prescription medication misuse were associated with suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviors. There was a significant relationship between gender and suicidal ideation, suicide planning, attempting suicide, and attempting an injurious suicide. The results also found that there was not a significant relationship between grade level and suicidal ideation and suicide attempt, but there was a significant relationship between grade level and making a suicide plan and attempting an injurious suicide.
|Commitee:||Kim, Mimi, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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