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Youth Suicide Health Program

Table of Contents

Section 1 Program Intervention1

Introduction to Problem1

Problem Hypothesis2

Magnitude of the Problem2

National Statistics3

The Youth suicide, family and the environment in Los Angeles4

Stakeholders or Partners5

Evidence for Program Intervention6

Applicability of the evidence to Los Angeles County8

Program objectives and Steps9

Section 2 Program Budget10

Annual Operating Budget10

Budget Justification11

Salaries & Wages11

Admin OH Salaries & Fringes11

Fringe Benefits11


Capital Outlay12

Measuring the Objectives13

Probable obstacles in the Process13

Evaluative measures as process (activities) or outcomes14

Reflection of Costs in Evaluation14




Youth Suicide Health Program for Los Angeles

Section 1 Program Intervention

Introduction to Problem

Youth is a stage of physiological development, emotional and academic enhancement. Fortunately, almost all young people exceed their teenage, making their entry into adulthood as normal and well balanced adults. For some, however, the problems that naturally come with adolescence are certain, intense pressures become almost unbearable. The young people, as a result, resort to committing suicide, that is a “way out” for them. Are these people seeking an escape, a relief, drinking, drugs, and sometimes in the back door of suicide? The statistics are alarming in some countries.

This paper will address the issue of rising suicide rates among the youth of Los Angeles in the recent times. It will develop the basic understanding of the program in order to culminate the discussion into the formulation of a public health intervention programme that aims to reduce these suicide rates to a minimal. According to Healthy People 2010 objectives, the U.S. healthcare sector aims to deliver quality healthcare and counseling services to its people especially youth in order to compel them to value life and prohibit them for taking extreme measures as suicide.

Problem Hypothesis

Suicides in California are becoming an alarming growing concern, with major requirements for new health intervention programmes for the community.

Magnitude of the Problem

According to research Remafeldi et al. (1991 and 1998) and Bagley et al. (1997), feelings of inadequacy or non-compliance they feel regarding their sexual identity or gender identity would be the first indicator of suicide among young men. This factor comes up regularly in the profile of young gay and bisexual men of all the most suicidal. The strong social pressure to conform to the dominant heterosexual model, make young gay and bisexual men more likely to develop psychological problems - including depression, and suicidal behaviour have. Young men who live their preference openly gay / bisexual or who are not exposed to gender stereotypes, in fact, the disapproval of those around them, stigma, rejection and social isolation, but also to violence verbal, physical or sexual abuse (Department of Health Human Services and, 2000). The sense of personal or social inadequacy and difficulty in accepting as being homosexual or bisexual orientation may also contribute to a young person maintains a poor opinion of him. 

More than other youth, young men with homosexual or bisexual orientation represent a subgroup of individuals whose vulnerability is increased by the mere fact of belonging to three categories of people at high risk of suicide- youth, men and people with an attraction for same-sex partners. However, whatever the exact proportion of the phenomenon among ...
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