SOC 3312 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: List Of Sovereign States By Suicide Rate, Asphyxia, Homicide

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Inability to cope effectively with depression: lack of social support, guns have replaced asphyxia (drowning, suffocation, hanging) as the most popular means of suicide. Threatening suicide: threats are explicit and direct, clearly want to live rather than die, may carry out the attempt if the threat fails to achieve their objectives. Attempting suicide: don"t care whether they live or die, less explicit in communicating suicidal feelings generally avoid using the word. Increased independence among women better able to cope with emotional impact of divorce decreasing suicide attempt rate among women. Self-injurers: common reasons for engaging in self-injury, depression, past sexual abuse, cathartic release, expressions of emotional turmoil. Identity crises: 4% of adults and 23% of adolescents practice some form of self-injury, activities include burning, cutting, pricking, scratching, hair pulling, skin picking. Cutting: varied reasons for engaging in cutting. Inside the social structure and organization of cutting.

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