Indonesian first national suicide prevention strategy: Key findings from the qualitative situational analysis

The reduction of suicide is a priority within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. However, Indonesia—the fourth most populous country globally—does not have a national suicide prevention strategy. Thus, in 2021, we began developing such a strategy, starting with a situational analysis recommended by the WHO LIVE-LIFE framework.1 This nationwide effort was led by a […]

Prevalence and predictors of suicidality among nursing students in Indonesia

Introduction: Nursing students are a vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic because they experience a higher level of stress and mental health problems than the non-healthcare student population, putting them at a  higher risk for suicidal behaviour. Aim: To explore suicidality among nursing students and assess the association between independent variables and suicidality. Methods: This […]

Ethical issues found in healthcare providers in suicide prevention in Indonesia

The suicide rate is increasing and gaining attention in several developed countries, but in most developing countries, it is often ignored. Society should have a valve that can withstand various problems that occur in the community. The valve is a family. There has been a deterioration in family function in recent years. The existence of […]

Psychometric properties of the Suicidal Ideation Scale in the Indonesian language

Introduction: Suicide is one of the leading cause of mortality among adolescents and young adults, especially in low to middle-income countries. Research found that screening for suicidal ideation in non-clinical populations such as schools or communities is an important step toward preventing suicide. Despite so, not all screening tools have the capabilities to accurately detect […]

Self-injurious behavior and suicide attempts among Indonesian college students.

This study reports the prevalence of self-injurious behavior and suicide attempts among college students in Indonesia and examines risk factors distinguishing between 3 groups: self-injury with suicide attempt, non-suicidal self-injury, and non-self-injury. Self-report questionnaires measuring self-injury and suicide attempts, negative mood regulation expectancies (NMRE), depression, and childhood trauma were administered to 314 students. Of participants, […]

Crisis Intervention After the Tsunami in Phuket and Khao Lak

Indignant Suicide in the Pacific: an Example From the Toraja Highlands of Indonesia

This paper describes a type of Toraja suicide in which a person kills him or herself after being offended, usually by a close family member. The author argues these suicides are not anomic, as suggested by many analysts, but “indignant” suicides. He concludes by suggesting that Durkheim, as well as contemporary analysts, underestimate the importance […]