Thursday, June 8, 2023

What is behind the suicides of medical students? This is UNAM. explains

This Thursday a student from the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) He lost his life after jumping off the campus building.This is not the first time this has happened and the same institution has already announced on the matter.

In December 2021, the Electronic Journal of Psychology of the Faculty of Higher Studies FES Iztacala in a study addressed Suicide attempt by medical graduate students As well as this has to do with the family dynamics that they face apart from university life.

The objectives of this research were:

  • analysis Aspects associated with idealization and/or suicide attempt In medical surgeon career students.
  • Inquire about Typology and family dynamics students With a history of suicide attempt.
  • give details student suicide attempt,

for this job The participation of 13 male students and 7 female students was taken Between the ages of 18 and 25 with a history of suicide attempt, who was studying medicine at FES Iztacala.

Suicide attempts not necessarily due to academic performance, family said

study suggests that Family dynamics play a big role In situations that end with suicide attempts by students.

lack of attention, family violence, feelings of abandonment and rejection There are some main reasons why interview students attempt suicide. some of them tried jump off buildings as was the case with the student who died this Thursday,

Studies show that situations experienced in the family and social nucleus Added to the pressure of college life They can lead to a variety of conditions that young people experience and which should not be ignored.

In fact, the investigation argued that most of the students who came to the care module of FES Iztacala to receive psychological care They did not go for academic reasons, but for personal,

What can be done in such a situation? Research work shows that Its results should be of interest to teachers and institutionsAs study locations play an important role in the prevention and early detection of people with suicidal intent.

The study concluded that Must attend teacher training mental health course For its awareness among students not only about medicine but about any university career.

At the beginning of the study, conducted by Leticia Osorno Castillo, Victoria Mariel Resández Morales, Lura Palomino Garibe and Andrea Vitt González, it was suggested that University students are communities vulnerable to suicideThis is due to the daily stress as well as the demands of the career.

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