Title: Help-seeking, stigma and attitudes of people with and without a suicidal past. A comparison between a low and a high suicide rate country
Authors: Reynders, Alexandre ×
Kerkhof, Ad J F M
Molenberghs, Geert
Van Audenhove, Chantal #
Issue Date: Feb-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Journal of Affective Disorders vol:178 pages:5-11
Abstract: A significant proportion of suicidal persons do not seek help for their psychological problems. Psychological help-seeking is assumed to be a protective factor for suicide. However, different studies showed that negative attitudes and stigma related to help-seeking are major barriers to psychological help-seeking. These attitudes and stigma are not merely individual characteristics but they are also developed by and within society. The aim of this study is twofold. First, we investigate if persons with a suicidal past differ from people without a suicidal past with respect to help-seeking intentions, attitudes toward help-seeking, stigma and attitudes toward suicide. The second aim is to investigate if these attitudinal factors differ between people living in two regions with similar socio-economic characteristics but deviating suicide rates.
ISSN: 0165-0327
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
Field of Study Social and Community Work Odisee
Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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