World Suicide Prevention Day – The Politics of Hope

This blog was authored by the whole Suicide in/as Politics team: Amy Chandler, Ana Jordan, Hazel Marzetti, and Alex Oaten. Today it is World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), which has been held since 2003. Each year has a theme, which has evolved from the 2003 ‘Suicide can be prevented!’ …

Talking about suicide in 2020

Blog post written by Hazel Marzetti, Edinburgh-based Research Associate on the Suicide in/as Politics Project.  The New Year is a time for reflection. As my work focuses on developing understandings of suicidal distress, in thinking back over 2020, I reflected on the increase in public conversations about mental health, and in particular on two specific conversations about suicide that I noticed during the past …

“Waiting for Myself”: Race and the Time of Suicide 

Blog post written by Dr  Jana Cattien, Lincoln-based Research Associate on the Suicide in/as Politics Project.  In Black Skin White Masks, at the end of a chapter entitled ‘The Lived Experience of the Black’, Fanon describes the temporal dissonance of racialization as a kind of uncanny waiting:   I can’t go to the movies without …