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The topic of diversity and suicide encompasses differences in suicidal ideation and behaviors across cultural, ethnic, and sexual minority groups and the cultural factors one must consider in the practice of suicide assessment, prevention, and management. The prevalence, demographics, correlates of risk, and meanings and methods of suicide vary across cultural groups. As such, incorporating cultural competence is essential to appropriately preventing and assessing suicide in diverse individuals. This entry provides examples of suicide differences across cultural groups, addresses variations in cultural factors that influence suicidal behaviors, and provides an overview of a predominant cultural model of suicide.

Cross-Cultural Differences in Suicide

Historically, the conceptualization and assessment of suicide were based on research generated from primarily White samples. If other ethnicities were examined, they were often ...

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