Prevalence and correlates of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among children and adolescents: Findings from Uganda and Jamaica.

Background: Youth non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide are major public health concerns, but limited
data are available on the prevalence and correlates of these problems in developing countries. The aim of this
study is to describe experiences of three suicidal phenomena (NSSI, suicidal ideation [SI], and suicide attempt
[SA]) among children and[…]

Religious views on suicide among the Baganda, Uganda: a qualitative study.

Relatively little research has been conducted on religion and suicide in Africa, yet religion has a lot of influence on people’s way of life in Africa. To study religious views on suicide among the Baganda, Uganda, we used grounded theory and discourse analysis on a total of 28 focus groups and 30 key informant interviews.[…]

Ugandan men’s perceeption of what causes and what prevents suicide

Suicidal behavior is illegal in Uganda. There are no reliable public suicide statistics, but studies indicate that the rates of both suicide and nonfatal suicidal behavior are higher for men than for women. This study examined Ugandan menĂ•s perceptions of what causes and what prevents suicide as well as their attitudes towards suicide and suicide[…]

Doomsday Movements in Africa: Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God

This article investigates Kibwetere’s Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God. A brief summary of the Movement’s short history is followed by an outline of the movement’s main beliefs. This Ugandan cult’s sociohistoric context is analysed. The cult’s document, “A Timely Message”, is summarized & their relationship with a similar Marian movement[…]

Self-Reported Suicidal Behavior and Attitudes Toward Suicide and Suicide Prevention Among Psychology Students in Ghana, Uganda, and Norway


Suicidal Behavior as Communication in a Cultural Context. a Comparative Study Between Uganda and Norway


Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among School-Going Adolescents in Rural Uganda

A secondary analysis of the Uganda Global School-Based Health Survey 2003 was conducted to obtain the prevalence of & assess factors that may be associated with suicide ideation among school-going adolescents in rural Uganda. 21.3% of males & 23.5% of females had seriously considered suicide within the past 12 months. Loneliness & worry were positively[…]

The Response Inventory for Stressful Life Events (RISLE) II: Validation of the 36-item Version

Background: A 36-item version of the Response Inventory for Stressful Life Events (RISLE) was derived from the longer 100item version. The 36-item version may be more appropriate for use in larger population sample. Objective: To compare the responses of the 36-item RISLE to interview derived psychiatric diagnoses and suicidal ideation in a sub-sample of[…]

Prevalence of Suicide Ideation in two Districts of Uganda

Repetition of Deliberate Self-harm as Seen in Uganda