Background: Suicide is a public health concern of great importance given the enduring devastating effects it has on families, friends and communities. The present study assessed risk factors for suicide ideation among youth.
Materials and Methods: 525 college students of both genders were informed include and Suicide ideation (BDI item #9) was assessed in the study.
Results: out of 525 subjects, males were 240 and females were 285. 42% male gender, mothers education upto high school in 24%, secondary school in 40% and graduation upto 36% were risk factors, Suicide ideation (BDI item #9) revealed that I do not have thoughts of killing myself was observed in 92%, I have thoughts of killing myself, but I would not carry them out in 5%, I would like to kill myself in 2% and I would kill myself if I had the chance in 3%. High depressive symptoms (BDI >= 16) was observed in 4.5%.
Conclusion: Suicide tendency and thoughts were low among youth. Male gender, low mother education was among risk factors.