Being in want of control : experiences of being on the road to, and making, a suicide attempt

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Being in want of control : experiences of being on the road to, and making, a suicide attempt

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dc.contributor.author Skogman Pavulans, Katarina
dc.contributor.author Bolmsjö, Ingrid
dc.contributor.author Edberg, Anna-Karin
dc.contributor.author Öjehagen, Agneta
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T11:58:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T11:58:34Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation e-pub ahead of print en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1748-2623 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14149
dc.description.abstract Attempted suicide is a risk factor for future suicidal behaviour, but understanding suicidality from the perspective of people who have experienced attempted suicide is limited. The aim of the study was to explore the lived experience of being suicidal and having made a suicide attempt, in order to identify possible implications for health care professionals. Semi-structured individual interviews were held with 10 persons shortly after they attempted suicide and were analysed through qualitative content analysis. The participants' experience of being suicidal and of having attempted suicide could be described as "Being on the road towards suicidal action", which culminated in an experience of either chaos or turned off emotions, "Making sense of the suicide attempt", and "Opening the door to possible life lines". An overall theme, "Being in want of control", captured their all-embracing lack of sense of control and was seen in relation to different aspects of oneself, overall life-situation, the immediate suicide attempt situation and in the outlook on the future. Being in want of control may be a relevant and general feature of being suicidal. People who have attempted suicide need more adequate help to break vicious circles before they reach a point of no return and enter an acute suicidal state of mind. Patients' experience-based knowledge is highly important to listen to and use clinically as well as theoretically when constructing suicide prevention programs. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Co-Action Publishing en_US
dc.subject suicide attempt en_US
dc.subject sense of control en_US
dc.subject being suicidal en_US
dc.subject patients’ experiences en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Being in want of control : experiences of being on the road to, and making, a suicide attempt en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v7i0.16228 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being;
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 7 en_US
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