Module 8 Written Assignment

Module 8 Written Assignment

Explaining Suicide


Suicide is a large and growing public health problem. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016, affecting people of all ages, races/ethnicities and socioeconomic status.

This assignment fulfills/Supports:

Module Outcome: 1

Course Outcomes: 1, 3

General Education Competencies: 1, 2, 5

The Assignment:

For this Assignment, complete the following steps:

Step 1:

Review the information found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s suicide information page by clicking the following link: <link is hidden> (opens in a new window). There is a lot of information available on this page so please allow yourself enough time to look through it.

Step 2:

In an essay, thoroughly discuss the following:

Compare suicide completion rates as a function of age, sex, race, and mechanisms of death. Develop a hypothesis that explains these differences in rates.

In your essay, explain the rates and the rationale behind your hypothesis.

Citing Sources: You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission. For this assignment, you must include reference information for your textbook, the CDC website and any articles or publications you use. Information on how to format reference information (including a reference generator) in APA style can be found on the Purdue Online Writing Lab website at <link is hidden> (opens in a new window).

Acceptable Length: Minimum of 1 typed page.

Formatting Requirements:

Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font

Use double line spacing in the document

1-inch margins all around Grading criteria: For full points you must fully comply with each component of the Assignment Rubric


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