The Suicide Cultures site contains news and information about the Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research project, funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award.
You'll also find news about related projects on suicide and self-harm, such as:
The Suicide Cultures blog features posts about the project, written by members of the research team.
The blog will host the Project Newsletter, as well as updates from the team, write ups of events, and general reflections on a range of topics related to the project.
Recent posts include:
Staying Alive: risk, resistance and responses to LGBT+ suicide, by Hazel Marzetti
What does it mean to investigate suicide cultures? by Joe Anderson
Qualitative, sociological approaches to self-harm and suicide, by Hazel Marzetti, Amy Chandler, and Veronica Heney
Challenging our well-rehearsed stories of suicide bereavement, by Kelly Stewart
Migrant Suicide, by Emily Yue
Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Research is a 5 year, qualitative study, using multiple methods. The research aims to better understand suicide in Scotland, focusing on social and cultural factors.
The project team will be working across diverse regions and communities in Scotland, in order to develop a detailed and nuanced picture of how suicide affects and is understood in different places, by different people.
Suicide Cultures Recent and Upcoming Presentations
Amy Chandler presented in the First Thursday Seminar Series, hosted by the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at the University of Edinburgh. A summary and link to the talk can be found here.
In June 2023, as well as organising our Suicide Cultures Conference, the team attended and presented at the Suicide and Self-harm Early-Mid Career Researcher Forum in Glasgow, where Amy gave a keynote.
Rebecca Helman attended the 9th Qualitative Research in Mental Health conference in Budapest, where she shared some early analysis and thinking around the concepts of social disconnection, loneliness and social exclusion.
In September, several members of the team are attending the International Association for Suicide Prevention World Congress, in Piran.
The Suicide Cultures Podcast features researchers Joe Anderson, Rebecca Helman and Sarah Huque in conversation with each other, or with special guests, discussing suicide-related topics from a range of perspectives.
The podcast is designed to take our conversations about suicide to a broader audience, and to involve people with different types of experience and expertise in these.