Publisher:UBC Press, 2016Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has become too focused on the biomedical paradigm: a model that pathologizes distress and obscures the social, political, and historical contexts that contribute to human suffering. The authors take a critical look at existing research, introduce the perspectives of those who have direct personal knowledge of suicide and suicidal behaviour, and propose alternative approaches that are creative and culturally sensitive. In the right hands, this book could save lives.Original Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English