Suicide: A Global Perspective

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In the year 2000, approximately one million people died from suicide: a "global" mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased ...
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Culture and Suicide

Pp. 9-29 (21)

David Lester

Abstract

The impact of culture of suicide, both at the aggregate level and the individual level, is discussed. The deleterious impact of a changing culture, especially for native and aboriginal groups, is noted, and the assumption of the cultural invariability of suicidal phenomena questioned. The implications of cultural differences for counseling the suicidal client are explored.

Keywords:

Suicide, culture, prevention.

Affiliation:

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA