Year: 1985 Source: East-West Center Conference on Culture, Youth & Suicide in the Pacific, (1985: Honolulu), p.182-197 SIEC No: 19880178

This is a report of research conducted in West Kwara’ae, Malaita, in the Solomon Islands, from May-Aug. 1984. Interviews were conducted across 3 generations on occurrences of suicide & its cultural meanings. Suicide in traditional & colonial times is contrasted with suicide today. Restrictions culturally imposed on females are seen as predisposing factors; a strong sense of nationality, a strong family system, & traditional counselling are seen as protective factors. (NBB)