Beyond the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to understanding suicide

An important study from University of British Columbia looks systematically at the motivations behind suicide attempts. This represents a departure from studying suicide largely in terms of risk factors (be they demographic, ecological, or genetic), and instead attending to the subjective experience of those who have made attempts. To quote one of the principal investigators: “It may be surprising to some, but focusing on motivations is a new approach in the field of suicide research — and urgently needed.” Read the full story.


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