Blog Post #2: Project Plan Inquiry Question

Understanding Suicide: Risk Factors, Prevention, and How to Get Help |  Everyday Health

WARNING: SUICIDE TALK!!! Please do not read any further if this topic is sensitive to you.


The impact my inquiry question has:

My inquiry question would impact everyone either locally, nationally, or from a global perspective. It would impact everyone locally because it would allow me and others to understand and help those who feel this type of way or have any of those thoughts. I would impact people nationally because then everyone in the country would start to help those around them who need the help. For example, if a stranger saw someone going to jump off a bridge, they can run up to them to help them calm down and get off the edge. The reason is that this inquiry question will allow others to understand and learn that suicide rates are increasing and that is because others do not observe how one may be feeling or what emotions one may show. As some say your smile may make someone’s day. It would globally impact everyone. Especially how some teenagers may or may not even notice that they may be experiencing some of the mild symptoms but with one moment it could crash them. I hope that this inquiry question would allow me to help those that may be experiencing this or those who want to also help spread mental health as it is sometimes not taken seriously.

3 steps that will lead the answer to my inquiry question:

  1. Traits of someone that may be suicidal
  2. How does one with suicidal thoughts feel and show?
  3. What are the possible ideas that would increase the risk for suicide in teenagers?

1: Traits of someone that may be suicidal.

In this research blog, I will talk about traits of someone that may be suicidal, ways of preventing or stopping yourself from committing suicide, how parents can contribute to help, and what you should not do when someone you think is in that state. This would let the readers know that this is what you see if someone you think is suicidal or not and how you can help that person if they want it or ways that you can help them secretly so you wouldn’t be able to lose that close person.

2: How does one with suicidal thoughts feel and show? 

In the second research blog, I will be talking about how a person would feel with these thoughts on the inside and what they show. I felt that this round wouldn’t help much for my answer to my inquiry question, but it would allow the readers to understand how a person in that state would feel and what they would show on the outside.

3: What are the possible ideas that would increase the risk for suicide in teenagers?

In the last research blog, I will be talking about the risk and possible ideas on how teenagers could get depression or suicidal thoughts unconscionably. This would mean that I would talk about the differences in why teenagers have a higher risk for suicide in different parts of the world. This would help with my answer to my inquiry question because it shows us why the rates of suicide are increasing for teenagers over the years, especially in Gen Z.

Potential research sources:

Chen, Y.-Y., Chien-Chang Wu, K., Yousuf, S., & Yip, P. S. F. (2011, December 7). Suicide in Asia: Opportunities and challenges. OUP Academic. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from

Child Trends Database, C. T. B. (2019). Teen suicide. Child Trends. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from

Iwamoto, K. (2019, September 10). Youth suicide: Asian teens crack under growing family pressure. Nikkei Asia. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Fairall, J. M. (2012, May). Social Media and Suicide: A public health perspective. American journal of public health. Retrieved March 2, 2022, from

Wasserman, D., Cheng, Q., & Jiang, G.-X. (2005, June). Global suicide rates among young people aged 15-19. World psychiatry: official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). Retrieved March 2, 2022, from

3 Replies to “Blog Post #2: Project Plan Inquiry Question”

  1. Hi Stella! I think this is a really useful topic to be learning more about for your inquiry project, especially now that it is more common in our generation as you stated. I think the trigger warning was a really good idea, and you have some great information here that I think lots of people will learn from.

    Here is a source to help further your studies on this topic:

  2. Hello! I definitely agree with you that this topic is very important for everyone to learn about. It is a very hard thing for many people to talk about which proves that it is a very deep topic. Although it is very deep, we all need to learn about it. I think it is very important you warned people at the start of your blog post, good job! I love the fact that you acknowledge that the suicide rates are higher in this generation.
    Here are some websites that may help you!

  3. Hi Stella,
    I agree you about the fact that speaking and understanding more about suicide is very important. I also value your choice of including a TW sign on top of your post for those who are sensible to this topic.

    Here are some links that may help you with the research for your next post:

    Recognizing Suicidal Behavior-

    5 Warning Signs of Suicidal Behavior That Are Easy to Miss:

    What to do when someone is suicidal:

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