Migrant Suicide

My father died by suicide when I was seven and for my Masters Dissertation I explored his death in relation to the UK’s mainstream suicide discourse(s) which foregrounded male suicide as a crisis of masculinity. I had never thought of my father as a migrant before, because although he looked Chinese he was born and […]

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On measuring self-harm and suicide

Originally posted March 2019 by Amy Chandler Measuring and recording self-harm and suicide is challenging, and yet many claims about  suicide and self-harm are fundamentally reliant on an attempt to do so. However, concerns have been raised about the nature of statistical knowledge about self-harm and suicide for some time, especially where this relates to […]

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On arts-based methods

Blog by Sarah Jeavons Wright, originally posted in February 2019 during her time as Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust/University of Edinburgh ISSF funded pilot project. ‘It has become increasingly clear since the latter half of the 20th century that knowledge or understanding is not always reducible to language… Thus not only does knowledge come […]

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