Attempting suicide and help-seeking behaviours: using stories from young people to inform social work practice
Gair, Susan, and Camilleri, Peter (2003) Attempting suicide and help-seeking behaviours: using stories from young people to inform social work practice. Australian Social Work, 56 (2). pp. 83-93.
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In recent decades, Australia has recorded one of the highest youth suicide rates worldwide. Attempted suicide is considered to be up to 50 times more common than completed suicides. This small, qualitative study, undertaken in North Queensland, aimed to offer a window into young people's lives concerning their suicide attempt(s) & their help-seeking behaviors. In-depth interviews were undertaken with nine young people. Findings reveal help was sought from a range of individuals prior to the attempt, including family, friends, & professional workers. Regarding their attempts, there was evidence in some stories of a series of events leading up to the attempt, but also evidence in others of more impulsive acts. The intent of the attempt for this sample appeared to be unique to individual attempts. Getting information about depression, & workers listening to young people's unique story was important & workers, who could fill a 'mate' role, was viewed by some participants as helpful. 30 References. Adapted from the source document.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||self destructive behavior; help seeking behavior; suicide; adolescents; young adults; Australia|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2011 01:43|
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