Wiser reasoning and less disgust have the potential to better achieve suicide prevention

Background: High school and university teachers need to advise students against attempting suicide, the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. Aims: To investigate the role of reasoning and emotion in advising against suicide. Method: We conducted a study with 130 students at a university that specializes in teachers’ education. Participants sat in front of a camera, videotaping their advising […]

‘The last thing you feel is the self-disgust’ the role of self-directed disgust in men who have attempted suicide: A grounded theory study

Objective: Globally, suicide affects more men than women. Emotional pain underpins many theoretical accounts of suicidality, yet little is known about the role of disgust in suicide. Self-directed disgust, whereby aspects of the self-serve as an object of disgust, has been hypothesised to factor in suicide. This research aimed to explore the processes which link self-disgust […]

Discussing disgust: the role of disgust with life in suicide.

Although predominantly studied within the context of taste aversion, the definition of disgusting stimuli has been continually broadened and refined. Recent evidence has indicated that disgust may play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of various psychopathologies (McNally, 2002). Yet, research examining the role of disgust in suicidal ideation and behavior has been […]