Introduction

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Marsh, I. 2019. Introduction. in: Suicide and Social Justice: New Perspectives on the Politics of Suicide and Suicide Prevention New York; London Routledge. pp. 1-11
AuthorsMarsh, I.
Abstract

This chapter provides a general explanation and overview of a social justice approach to suicide and suicide prevention. A social justice approach to suicide is contrasted with other dominant frameworks that seek to understand and prevent suicide. This chapter argues that the proper aim of a social justice approach to suicide is not to refute dominant bio-medical and psychological approaches to suicide but to contextualize and supplement this dominant understanding with more explicitly political, structural, and socio-cultural accounts of the factors involved in rising rates of suicide, especially as these rates are concentrated within vulnerable populations and the intersections among them. A broad overview of each of the chapters in this volume is provided.

Keywordssuicide; suicide prevention
Page range1-11
Year2019
Book titleSuicide and Social Justice: New Perspectives on the Politics of Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Book authorsMarsh, I.
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationNew York; London
Edition1st
ISBN9781138601840
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Print21 Nov 2019
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Deposited21 Nov 2019
Related URLhttps://www.routledge.com/
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