Sociocultural contexts of attempting suicide among Iranian youth: a qualitative study
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AbstractThis paper seeks to illuminate the sociocultural contexts of attempting suicide among Iranian youth. A qualitative approach was employed to uncover the social and cultural dimensions of attempting suicide. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 participants aged 14-17 years who attempted suicide and were admitted to 2 of the hospitals in Isfahan. A thematic analysis approach was employed. The main themes identified were failure in love, family problems, study, pressure of high expectations and poverty. The findings suggest significant sociocultural influence on attempting suicide in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Exploring sociocultural aspects of suicide is critical in providing effective and culturally-sensitive suicide prevention and care programmes
Keyvanara, M. & Haghshenas, A. (2011). Sociocultural contexts of attempting suicide among Iranian youth: a qualitative study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118654
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (6), 529-535, 2011
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