Talking About Suicide: Exploring the Role of Silences Within Suicidality
||24 August 2020
||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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High rates of suicide occur in regional Australia, including young self-accomplished deaths and attempts in the Darling Downs, Queensland, deeply affecting individuals, families, and the wider community. This research study investigates how individuals and families in times of suicidal distress are limited by social silence, stigma, fear, and shame. Psycho-medical models dominate responses to suicide but often contribute unwittingly to such silences. Alternative anthropological approaches can give voice to affected individuals and fosters greater agency in how suicide is perceived and responded to.