Psychosocial causes of suicide among youth and its implications on the family: lessons for Botswana
Kunda, Hope M.
Rights holderUniversity of Botswana
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This study explores the psychosocial factors that contribute to suicide among the youth in Botswana and how it affects the family. The Study uses available literature to examine the psychosocial causes of suicide among the youth and also its implications on the family. The study uses Durkheims’s twin theory of social integration and social regulation to describe the causes of suicide among the youth and its impact on the family. Findings from the literature reveal that there is a combination of one or more psychosocial factors leading to suicide among the youth. These factors, to mention a few include intrapersonal issues, relationship problems, unemployment, sexual problems, family problems and social status. The paper also highlights the important lessons that Botswana can learn in their struggle to address suicide. It lastly discusses the recommendations that could be useful in addressing suicide in Botswana.