Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.364 SIEC No: 19980163

The use of ritual in suicide prevention was explored in this workshop. A brief presentation of ideas & concepts of ritual in western culture was followed by examples of programs which incorporate the use of rituals. Participants had the opportunity to work cross-culturally & multi-disciplinary in a process of ritual development. The loss of ritual in western culture & the effect this has had on suicide rates was explored. Directions for further research & practice were suggested.