Suicidal Ideation among People with Depression in Mental Hospital, Kabul-Afghanistan

Authors

  • Akehsan Dahlan Occupational Performance and Behaviour Measurement Group (OPERA) RIG, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Mahjabin Shahid Critical and Psychiatric Department, Kabul Medical University, Afghanistan
  • Mohamad Ghazali Masuri Occupational Performance and Behaviour Measurement Group (OPERA) RIG, Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2619

Abstract

Depression affects one's feeling and thinking, leading to a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Depression could lead to suicidal ideations, decrease a person's ability to functions and quality of life.  A cross-sectional study was conducted to 143 samples to determine the relationship between demographic variables, depression, suicidal ideation, social support and distress.  The findings show that the level of suicidal ideation is high, and there is a relationship between variables under study.  The main predictors of the suicidal ideation were the high level of distress and low social support level among the study participants.

Keywords: Depression; suicidal ideations; mental health

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2619

Published

2021-03-28

How to Cite

Dahlan, A., Shahid, M. ., & Masuri, M. G. . (2021). Suicidal Ideation among People with Depression in Mental Hospital, Kabul-Afghanistan. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 145-151. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2619

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