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Culture and suicide set points

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posted on 2023-05-17, 21:40 authored by Saxby PridmoreSaxby Pridmore, Walter, G

Objective: To demonstrate the importance of culture in suicide, and provide support for fresh conceptualization of the relationship between culture and suicide.

Conclusions: This evidence supports the thesis that culture (the norms and values shared by a group of people living in a defined space) gives rise to recognizable traditions or customs (widely accepted ways of behaving), which come forward in particular circumstances (or “predicaments”), and include suicide. We propose that culture creates “set points” around, which national rates vary. Suicide prevention will only be achieved via strategies, which have a beneficial effect on culture.

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Publication title

German Journal of Psychiatry

Volume

16

Issue

4

Pagination

143-151

ISSN

1433-1055

Department/School

Tasmanian School of Medicine

Publisher

Department of Psychiatry, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen

Place of publication

Germany

Rights statement

Copyright 2013 German Journal of Psychiatry

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Mental health

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