First Australian Holistic Health: Development of a Multi-Dimensional Model of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide-Related Behaviours
About the Project
This project has been conducted in line with THC researcher Leda Barnett, a First Australian Psychologist, PhD dissertation.
Her dissertation was a result of working in partnership with Mackay's First Australian community to develop a better understanding of First Australian suicidal ideation and suicide-related behaviours. To analyse participants experiences of suicidal ideation and suicide-related behaviours, a data analysis matrix incorporating Ecological Theory, a First Australian perspective on holistic health and the dimensions of time, space and distance enabled analysis from multiple perspectives. The result was the Empowerment to Prevent Suicidality (EPS) Model that depicts the participants experiences of suicidal ideation and suicide-related behaviours. The EPS Model emphasises the social and spatial nature of suicidality that is located in the interpersonal environment and places that have most meaning to people. Furthermore, interventions must focus on strategies for faciliating empowerment at crucial points in time by recognising and respecting the social and spatial nature of suicidality rather than focusing on individual mental health conditions.
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Learn more about Leda Barnett HERE.
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