Welcome to the Suicide Cultures podcast where researchers Joe Anderson, Rebecca Helman and Sarah Huque open up a space to talk about suicide in diverse ways. In each episode Joe, Rebecca and Sarah will be talking to a special guest with a link to or expertise in suicide, as well as drawing on their own experiences of researching this issue in a range of different communities across Scotland.

While it may be difficult to talk about suicide in everyday life, this podcast aims to make it easier to think about and discuss in everyday life so that we can include suicidal thought and behaviour within our definition of what it means to be human, rather than viewing it as a departure from what it means to be “normal”.

Season 1:

S1 E1 – Emily Yue on Migrant Suicides in the UK

S1 E2 – ‘Slow Violence’, Suicide, and the Robb Elementary School (Uvalde, TX) Mass Shooting

S1 E3 – Saartje Tack and the ‘where’ from which suicide is read

S1 E4 – Reimagining Suicide Research with Amy Chandler

S1 E5 – What Does Suicide Prevention Have to do with Art?

Season 2:

S2 E1 – Peer Support, Lived Experience, and the Dangers of Stereotyping with Patrick Mullery

S2 E2 – Exploring d/Deaf accessibility, with Michelle Donoghue

S2 E3 – Relating Suicide with Anne Whitehead 

S2 E4 – Suicide in/as Politics with Hazel Marzetti and Alex Oaten 

S2 E5 – Suicide, Sociology and How to Create Safe Environments for Young People with Anna Mueller and Seth Abrutyn