Current Pattern of Parasuicide in Our Society

Yuzana, Mohd Yusop and Lukman@Zawawi, Mohamad and Mohamad Razali, Abdullah (2018) Current Pattern of Parasuicide in Our Society. EPRA International Journal of Research & Development, 3 (11). pp. 189-195. ISSN 2455-7838

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Parasuicide and suicide have been a notable subject in the realm of public health. Though parasuicide history is considered to strongly predict completed suicide, the patterns of method, location and period of suicide attempt are not well-known, especially in upper middle-income country such Malaysia. Thus far, no complete count is kept on parasuicide by several agencies involved. The aim of this study is to report the current pattern and prevalence of parasuicide in Malaysia. The data were collected from the online media from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018 (15 months). In total, 21 incidences met the inclusion criteria. Across all cases, the leading method of parasuicide in our society pick out by the subjects is jumping from high structured building, more specifically residential area such as condominium and flats, at daylight, compared to hours of darkness. There is a cross-national variability in the current pattern of parasuicide manners, with strong uniformity in the method and period preferences for these behaviours. These findings have significant implications for the prevention and prognostication of parasuicidal actions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: parasuicide, pattern, method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 04:45
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 04:45

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