CHILD PROTECTION
Youth Mental Health and Suicide
4 questions polled on this topic
41% response rate
1,089 responded out of 2,681 polled
Aug 7. 2018
Suicide is a major global health concern and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Have you ever considered suicide?
Aug 7. 2018
A recent study revealed that 61% of persons who attempted suicide were under the age of 25. Have you ever attempted suicide?
Aug 7. 2018
Who do you believe is most at-risk of suicide? Persons
Aug 7. 2018
Do you believe Jamaicans take the mental health of young people seriously?

POLL RESULTS

AUG 7. 2018
Suicide is a major global health concern and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Have you ever considered suicide?
1,089 responded out of 2,681 polled
Female
58%
Yes
 
Yes
42%
No
 
No

Male
42%
Yes
 
Yes
58%
No
 
No
0-14
71%
no
 
no
29%
yes
 
yes

15-19
48%
no
 
no
52%
yes
 
yes

20-24
41%
no
 
no
59%
yes
 
yes

25-30
49%
no
 
no
51%
yes
 
yes

31-34
40%
no
 
no
60%
yes
 
yes

35+
100%
no
 
no
0%
yes
 
yes
53%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
No
 
No
AUG 7. 2018
A recent study revealed that 61% of persons who attempted suicide were under the age of 25. Have you ever attempted suicide?
1,035 responded out of 1,090 polled
Female
35%
Yes
 
Yes
65%
No
 
No

Male
21%
Yes
 
Yes
79%
No
 
No
0-14
81%
no
 
no
19%
yes
 
yes

15-19
67%
no
 
no
33%
yes
 
yes

20-24
69%
no
 
no
31%
yes
 
yes

25-30
72%
no
 
no
28%
yes
 
yes

31-34
50%
no
 
no
50%
yes
 
yes

35+
83%
no
 
no
17%
yes
 
yes
31%
Yes
 
Yes
69%
No
 
No
AUG 7. 2018
Who do you believe is most at-risk of suicide? Persons
1,006 responded out of 1,035 polled
Female
9%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
67%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
15%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
8%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29

Male
9%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
62%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
19%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
11%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
0-14
15%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
10%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
65%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
10%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24

15-19
7%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
5%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
80%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
7%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24

20-24
6%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
7%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
63%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
24%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24

25-30
10%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
16%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
54%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
20%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24

31-34
0%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
33%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
67%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
0%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24

35+
40%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
0%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
20%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
40%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
9%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
65%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
17%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
9%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
AUG 7. 2018
Do you believe Jamaicans take the mental health of young people seriously?
985 responded out of 1,006 polled
Female
8%
Yes
 
Yes
92%
No
 
No

Male
12%
Yes
 
Yes
88%
No
 
No
0-14
70%
no
 
no
30%
yes
 
yes

15-19
90%
no
 
no
10%
yes
 
yes

20-24
94%
no
 
no
6%
yes
 
yes

25-30
93%
no
 
no
7%
yes
 
yes

31-34
100%
no
 
no
0%
yes
 
yes

35+
80%
no
 
no
20%
yes
 
yes
10%
Yes
 
Yes
90%
No
 
No

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