Self-determination and strengths-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention: An emerging evidence-based approach

Pat Dudgeon, Abigail Bray, Roz Walker

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Abstract

This chapter explores the emerging international evidence-base within Indigenous suicide research which supports holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe prevention and focuses on the importance of self-determination and cultural-continuity within communities. The social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide are discussed along with culturally specific understandings of living well, or social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB). The results of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Project (ATSISPEP) are highlighted. Supporting the restoration of life-affirming Indigenous knowledge systems is also argued to be vital to building resilience and cultural-continuity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlternatives to Suicide
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Risk and Toward a Life Worth Living
EditorsAndrew C. Page, Werner G.K. Stritzke
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherElsevier
Chapter12
Pages237-256
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128142981
ISBN (Print)9780128142974
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

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