The leading Health Indicators I recognized had patterns throughout this module particularly in the area where I was raised was Injury and Violence.

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1. The leading Health Indicators I recognized had patterns throughout this module particularly in the area where I was raised was Injury and Violence. Motor vehicle crashes, homicide, domestic and school violence, child abuse and neglect, suicide, and unintentional drug overdoses are important public health concerns in the United States. I can also say unfortunately homicide had a high percentage (HP, 2020). The reports I reviewed were from the Northeast and then broken down to Long Island and more specifically Suffolk country. I have noticed some trends with the aged 25-34 and 15-24 with the highest rates in both suicide, unintentional injury, homicide and MVA’s with in all ages and race. This was all data during the time period of 2011-2016. Genetic and biological factors play a large role in suicide likelihood. Research has shown that suicidal behaviors run in families. A notable example are the suicides of the Hemingway family in which five members committed suicide. There has been claims of 10 to 15 genes account for triggering suicide attempts. Similarly how depression is linked genetically, family ties also have a large effect on one’s suicide risk. Suicidal behavior are linked usually when there is a situation or even that the person finds overwhelming. Such as death of a loved one, emotional trauma, physical pain or illness, marital issues and financial problems…etc. Suicide rates are seen most in white, non-Hispanic males than any other race and between the age group of 25-34 with 12, 872 and between age 15-24 with 9,382 people who took their own life (CDC, 2020). All of these health indicators are immediate health impact, the effects of injuries and violence extend well beyond the injured person or victim of violence, affecting family members, friends, coworkers, employers, and communities. Witnessing or being a victim of violence is linked to lifelong negative physical, emotional, and social consequences (HP, 2020). Many intentional and unintentional injuries are preventable we just need to find ways to identify them so we can mitigate further harm.