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Suicide prevention from a public health perspective. What makes life meaningful? The opinion of some suicidal patients

Published inActa bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis, vol. 91, no. 3-S, p. 128-134
Publication date2020
Abstract

Suicide is a worldwide phenomenon, with a relevant number of victims. Moreover, repercussions of suicidality-across its entire spectrum-involve not only the individual but also survivors and communities, in a profound and lasting way. As such, suicidality represents a crucial public mental health concern, in which risk/protection factors' study represent a key issue. However, research primarily focused on suicidality risk factors. This study, moving from Frankl's first observations on "Meaning in Life" (MiL) as protective against suicidality, aimed to identify the main themes that suicidal patients identified as MiL carriers, or potential carriers, in their existences.

Keywords
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • Prevention
  • Public health
  • Meaning in life
  • Protective factors
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COSTANZA, Alessandra et al. Suicide prevention from a public health perspective. What makes life meaningful? The opinion of some suicidal patients. In: Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis, 2020, vol. 91, n° 3-S, p. 128–134. doi: 10.23750/abm.v91i3-S.9417
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