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Cultivating Suicide?: Destruction of Self in a Changing Ireland (Pressure Points Irish Society) Malcolm MacLachlan

Cultivating Suicide?: Destruction of Self in a Changing Ireland (Pressure Points Irish Society)

Malcolm MacLachlan

Published December 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781904148159
Paperback
148 pages
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 About the Book 

This book looks at the issue of youth suicide in the Irish context. It takes a specifically cultural approach - as opposed to psychological or medical - by addressing three fundamental question: Why has there been an increase in suicide in IrelandMoreThis book looks at the issue of youth suicide in the Irish context. It takes a specifically cultural approach - as opposed to psychological or medical - by addressing three fundamental question: Why has there been an increase in suicide in Ireland in recent years?: What changes has Ireland seen that might explain why it has a higher rate of suicide than in other countries?: and Why is it that young Irish men experience the highest risk of suicide?The authors attempt to answer these questions by examining how suicide is related to issues of culture, societal change, age and gender. In particular, young men and trying to cope with a double layer of change alongside the deep personal transformations of adolescence, they must adjust to living in a profoundly altered society.The book concludes with a summary of the factors which might lead to suicide, proposes a new, culture-based model, and discusses how their analysis might inform current suicide prevention programmes, offering specific suggestions on how they could be strengthened.