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Cultural and Family Aspects of Suicide

Examine the cultural aspects of suicide and discuss the issues that follow suicide for family members and friends.

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1. Examine the cultural aspects of suicide and discuss the issues that follow suicide for family members and friends.

Cultural and socio-demographic factors that are related to suicide include:

a.low degrees of social integration, e.g. such as through participation in sport, church associations, clubs and other activities;

b.poor relationships with schoolmates;

c. poor relationships with teachers and other adults;

d. few or no support from relevant people

e. Low socioeconomic status, poor education and unemployment in the family are risk factors.

f. Indigenous people and immigrants may be assigned to this group, since they often experience not only emotional and linguistic difficulties but also the lack of social networks. In many cases, these factors are combined with the psychological impact of torture, war injuries and isolation.

g. Lack of cultural roots. These cultural factors are also linked with low participation in society's customary activities, as well as with conflict between various group values. Specifically, this conflict is a powerful factor for girls born or brought up in a new and freer country, but who retain strong roots in their parents?even stronger conservative culture.Each individual young person's growth is intertwined with collective cultural tradition. Children and adolescents who lack cultural roots have marked identity problems and lack a model for conflict resolution. In some stressful situations, they may resort to self-destructive behavior such as a suicide attempt or suicide.

h. There is a higher risk of suicidal behaviors in indigenous versus non-indigenous people.

i. The attributes of gender nonconformity and ...

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Examines the cultural aspects of suicide and also discusses the issues that follow suicide for family members and friends.

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