Understanding self-harm and suicidal behaviours in South Asian communities in the UK: Systematic review and meta-synthesis

Background: Previous findings have indicated that self-harm and suicide are associated with different rates, and different risk and protective factors in South Asian people compared with White people in the UK. Substantial qualitative research has explored experiences of self-harm and suicide in South Asian people. Aims: The study aims to review the existing qualitative evidence on self-harm […]

Development and evaluation of culturally adapted CBT to improve community mental health services for Canadians of South Asian origin: Final report 2023

People of South Asian descent living in Canada are impacted by various social determinants of health that can negatively influence their mental health and may decrease their access to care. South Asians in Canada with major  depression are also 85 per cent less likely to seek treatment than other Canadians who experience the same illness.5 […]

Prevalence of common mental disorders in South Asia: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis

South Asian countries report the highest prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs) globally. This systematic review and meta-analysis report the pooled prevalence of CMDs among the South Asian countries. Database searches were conducted in eight electronic databases. Titles, abstracts, full-text screening, and extraction of data on the event rate of 17 indicators of CMDs were […]

Depression and suicidal behavior in South Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background: Estimates of depression in suicidal behavior in South Asia would help to formulate suicide prevention strategies in the region that hasn’t been assessed yet. Objectives: We aimed to systematically assess the prevalence of depression in fatal and non-fatal attempts of suicide in eight South Asian countries. Methods: We searched Medline, Embase, and PsychINFO by […]

Suicide among South Asians in the United States: Perspectives, causes, and implications for prevention and treatment

Suicide and suicide related behaviors have been a global phenomenon. Suicide is a major social problem with more than one million deaths and 25 million attempted suicides and 140 million who reported ideation. Specifically in the US, it is the tenth leading cause of death with a staggering 47,173 Americans who committed suicide and 1,400,000 […]

Psychological autopsy studies of suicide in South East Asia

Background: Psychiatric disorders have been identified as an important risk factor for suicide. However, different psychological autopsy studies have revealed different prevalences at different times and places. Objective: We aimed to see the distribution of psychological autopsy studies and the prevalence of mental disorders among suicides and identify major risk factors in Southeast Asian countries. […]

A review study of factors influencing suicide among South Asians in the UK

Purpose of the study: A systematic review of studies on factors in the suicide of South Asians in the UK was reviewed to enhance understanding by aggregating those factors contributing to suicide in this diverse group. Methodology: Digital databases PsycArticles, PsycINFO, PubMed, JSTOR, Science Direct, Web of sciences, and Google Scholar, were searched from 1990 […]