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dc.contributor.authorTighe, Joeen
dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorMaple, Myfanwyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-31T15:19:00Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 8(1), p. 1-12en
dc.identifier.issn1754-2863en
dc.identifier.issn1754-2871en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16856en
dc.description.abstractAboriginal suicidal behaviours in remote Australia present as very different phenomena to suicidal behaviours in mainstream Australian society. Multiple suicide threats and behaviours often appear to express ways of executing violence or retaliation, rather than the immediate wish to die. This may be a response to the lack of choices in the face of an historical context of intergenerational trauma, grief and loss. Aboriginal youth are grasping the possibility of death, and the threat of dying, as a violent means to gain control over their lives. This enactment of agency can give instant 'power' to those violent and vulnerable enough to use it. Using examples of such a suicidal crisis common within these communities, this paper argues that those who work within Australian Aboriginal communities need to better understand the continuing impacts of colonialism and inter-generational trauma and 'decolonisation'. Further, the approach taken in providing services to communities may need to be adapted from the more orthodox approach of linear referral pathways. Understanding the importance of cultural context and place allows for a more dynamic and beneficial therapeutic relationship to be formed. It may also help to more effectively facilitate support for healthcare workers.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Culture and Mental Healthen
dc.title'I'm going to kill myself if you don't ...': contextual aspects of suicide in Australian Aboriginal communitiesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17542863.2013.861499en
dc.subject.keywordsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthen
dc.subject.keywordsCounselling, Welfare and Community Servicesen
dc.subject.keywordsRural Sociologyen
local.contributor.firstnameJoeen
local.contributor.firstnameKathrynen
local.contributor.firstnameMyfanwyen
local.subject.for2008160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Servicesen
local.subject.for2008160804 Rural Sociologyen
local.subject.for2008111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomesen
local.subject.seo2008920413 Social Structure and Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Healthen
local.profile.emailjoe.akg@bigpond.comen
local.profile.emailkmckay8@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailmmaple2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20140106-110445en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.format.startpage1en
local.format.endpage12en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume8en
local.identifier.issue1en
local.title.subtitlecontextual aspects of suicide in Australian Aboriginal communitiesen
local.contributor.lastnameTigheen
local.contributor.lastnameMcKayen
local.contributor.lastnameMapleen
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local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16856en
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local.title.maintitle'I'm going to kill myself if you don't ...'en
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.year.published2015en
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