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Suicide: The People’s Choice


Pridmore, S and Shahtahmasebi, S, Suicide: The People's Choice, The Broader View of Suicide, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, S Shahtahmasebi and H Omar (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 34-41. ISBN 9781527547322 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Suicide is actively causing one's own death. Like walking, it may have a host of motivations. Like coughing, it may be caused by a serious medical condition, by embarrassment, a wish for attention. To cast it always as a medical problem is a mistake, and leaves no space for friends, employers, old aunties and the check-out guy at the supermarket. We do not fully understand suicide - moving toward a more supportive society would be a good place to start. Suicide may be underpinned by mental illness, but more often it is not. Let's not clutter the place up with "experts", let's give the average bloke a go as well.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:138937
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2020-05-13
Last Modified:2021-04-26

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