Suicide Postvention: Cultural Issues (IN: Suicide in Canada, edited by A A Leenaars, S Wenckstern, I Sakinofsky, R J Dyck, M J Kral & R C Bland)
Wenckstern S~~Leenaars A A
This chapter examines cultural factors in suicide postvention utilizing East Asian Canadian examples. A discussion of culture & ethnicity precedes a brief outline of basic postvention strategies. Views of suicide that are held in Western cultures are compared & contrasted to those held in other countries, e.g. Japan. A time-sequence format is used to illustrate postvention activities after the suicide of a 17-year-old boy. The authors point out the need for more culturally sensitive programs.