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Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century

Author: Marsh, Ian
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 596
Pub Date: 28/06/2016
ISBN: 9780774830300
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Quick overview Critical Suicidology introduces alternative approaches to suicide prevention, approaches that don't pathologize inequality and distress but rather take into consideration the social, political, and cultural contexts of people's lives.
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In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has become too focused on the biomedical paradigm: a model that pathologizes distress and obscures the social, political, and historical contexts that contribute to human suffering. The authors take a critical look at existing research, introduce the perspectives of those who have direct personal knowledge of suicide and suicidal behaviour, and propose alternative approaches that are creative and culturally sensitive. In the right hands, this book could save lives.

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