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A content analysis of online suicide notes: attempted suicide versus attempt resulting in suicide

Synnott, John, Ioannou, Maria, Coyne, Angela and Hemingway, Siobhan (2017) A content analysis of online suicide notes: attempted suicide versus attempt resulting in suicide. Suicide and Life-threatening Behavior. ISSN 1943-278X

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Abstract

The current study analysed fifty suicide notes of those who died by suicide and fifty suicide notes of those who survived their suicide attempt using Smallest Space Analysis (SSA). The core of all suicide notes was discovered to be constructed with the use of four variables: saying goodbye to their audience, feelings of loneliness, method used to attempt suicide, and negative self-image. Furthermore, three different suicide note themes of those who died and three suicide note themes from those who survived were also identified. The analysis revealed that suicide note writers who died by their attempt were more likely to combine a dislike of themselves and a concern for loved ones. The implications of the work in terms of suicide prevention are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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Depositing User: John Synnott
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 16:00
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2017 10:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32343

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