The cultural facet of suicidal behaviour: Its importance and neglect

Colucci, Erminia (2006) The cultural facet of suicidal behaviour: Its importance and neglect. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5 3: 1-13.


Author Colucci, Erminia
Title The cultural facet of suicidal behaviour: Its importance and neglect
Journal name Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health
ISSN 1446-7984
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Editor G. Martin
R. Kosky
A. O'Hanlon
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher Auseinet
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
730211 Mental health
321021 Psychiatry
Abstract Culture is a central but debated concept in many disciplines and its complexity may become an even bigger source of argument in Suicidology. In spite of the intricacy of the study of this construct, the paper illustrates that various scholars have recognised the relevance of culture and ethnicity in the understanding of suicidal behaviour. The author provides evidence of the need to pay more attention to the meaning and interpretation of suicide in cross-cultural research and underlines the necessity to establish cultural-sensitive prevention strategies. The paper closes by providing methodological considerations and suggestions for future research on cultural aspects of suicidal behaviour.
Keyword suicide
self-harm
cross-cultural
culture
ethnic groups
cultural research
mental health
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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