Attempted suicide in Ghana: Motivation, stigma and coping

Show simple item record Osafo, J. Akotia, C.S. Andoh-Arthur, J. Quarshie, E. 2019-02-11T16:06:26Z 2019-02-11T16:06:26Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Joseph Osafo, Charity Sylvia Akotia, Johnny Andoh-Arthur & Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie (2015) Attempted Suicide in Ghana: Motivation, Stigma, and Coping, Death Studies, 39:5, 274-280, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2014.991955 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1091-7683
dc.identifier.other Pages 274-280
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract To understand the experiences of suicidal persons in Ghana, 10 persons were interviewed after they attempted suicide. Thematic analysis of data showed that motivation for suicidal behavior included social taunting, hopelessness, and partner's infidelity. Suicidal persons reported stigma expressed through physical molestation and social ostracism, which left them traumatized. However, they coped through social support from relations, religious faith, and use of avoidance. Community-wide sensitive education should target reducing stigma and also increase mental health education on suicidal behavior in Ghanaian communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Online en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 39;Issue 5
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject suicide en_US
dc.subject stigma en_US
dc.subject coping strategy en_US
dc.title Attempted suicide in Ghana: Motivation, stigma and coping en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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