On self-injury and subcultures

Martin, Graham (2006) On self-injury and subcultures. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5 3: 1-5.

Author Martin, Graham
Title On self-injury and subcultures
Journal name Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health
ISSN 1446-7984
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Auseinet)
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
A recent group of suicides in young people has caused grief in a number of specific schools, a fear of further suicides in the local school community in general, concern in the community as a whole, and questions and some soul searching in the media.

There is some evidence that all of the students identified themselves as being ‘Emo’. Some in the community and in the media, on the basis of these connections and similarities, have raised the possibility of an agreement or a pact to die. There have also been suggestions that influences may not have been just personal, but rather that identifying with Emo culture may in itself influence toward suicidal behaviours.

We should really begin by examining whether any subculture increases the risk for suicide.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
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