Year: 2006 Source: Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, v.5, no.3, (2006), p.69-81 SIEC No: 20070216

This paper illustrates that various scholars have recognized the relevance of culture & ethnicity in the understanding of suicidal behaviour. The author provides evidence of the need to pay more attention to the meaning & interpretation of suicide in cross-cultural research & underlines the necessity to establish culturaly sensitive prevention strategies. The paper closes by providing methodological considerations & suggestions for future research on cultural aspects of suicidal behaviour. (59 refs.)