The cultural facet of suicidal behaviour: Its importance and neglect


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Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health (AeJAMH). 2006. 5(3). This paper illustrates that various scholars have recognised the relevance of culture and ethnicity in the understanding of suicidal behaviour. The author provides evidence of the need to pay more attention to the meaning and interpretation of suicide in cross-cultural research and underlines the necessity to establish cultural-sensitive prevention strategies.