Journal article

Influence of Spiritual Dimensions on Suicide Risk: The Role of Regional Differences

Stefan Stefa-Missagli, Human-Friedrich Unterrainer, Giancarlo Giupponi, Sandra-Johanna Wallner-Liebmann, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Andreas Conca, Michela Sarlo, Isabella Berardelli, Salvatore Sarubbi, Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, Denise Erbuto, Heidrun Moujaes-Droescher, David Lester, Katrin Davok, Maurizio Pompili

Archives of Suicide Research | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The field of suicide prevention has been enriched by research on the association between spirituality and suicide. Many authors have suggested focusing on the various dimensions of religiosity in order to better understand the association between religion and suicidal risk, but it is unclear whether the relationship between spirituality and suicidality differs between countries with different cultures, life values, and sociohistorical experiences. To explore this, the aim of this multicenter study was to investigate the possible relationship between suicide and spirituality in Italy and Austria. In the two countries, two different groups of subjects participated: psychiatric patients and uni..

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