HEALTH
Youth Mental Health and Suicide
4 questions polled on this topic
41% response rate
1,091 responded out of 2,683 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?
1,091 responded out of 2,683 polled
Female
58%
Yes
 
Yes
42%
No
 
No

Male
41%
Yes
 
Yes
59%
No
 
No
0-14
29%
yes
 
yes
71%
no
 
no

15-19
52%
yes
 
yes
48%
no
 
no

20-24
59%
yes
 
yes
41%
no
 
no

25-30
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

31-34
60%
yes
 
yes
40%
no
 
no

35+
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no
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?
1,038 responded out of 1,093 polled
Female
34%
Yes
 
Yes
66%
No
 
No

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

15-19
33%
yes
 
yes
67%
no
 
no

20-24
30%
yes
 
yes
70%
no
 
no

25-30
28%
yes
 
yes
72%
no
 
no

31-34
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

35+
17%
yes
 
yes
83%
no
 
no
31%
Yes
 
Yes
69%
No
 
No
AUG 7. 2018
Who do you believe is most at-risk of suicide? Persons
1,009 responded out of 1,038 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
65%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
10%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
10%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29

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

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

25-30
10%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
55%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
20%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
15%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29

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

35+
40%
0 - 14
 
0 - 14
20%
15 - 19
 
15 - 19
40%
20 - 24
 
20 - 24
0%
25 - 29
 
25 - 29
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?
988 responded out of 1,010 polled
Female
8%
Yes
 
Yes
92%
No
 
No

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

15-19
10%
yes
 
yes
90%
no
 
no

20-24
6%
yes
 
yes
94%
no
 
no

25-30
7%
yes
 
yes
93%
no
 
no

31-34
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

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

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