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Title: Stigma, attitudes, and help-seeking intentions for psychological problems in relation to regional suicide rates
Authors: Reynders, Alexandre
Kerkhof, Ad J.F.M.
Molenberghs, Geert
Van Audenhouve, Chantal
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: In this ecological study, we investigated whether help-seeking related to stigma, intentions, and attitudes toward suicide are associated with the suicide rates of 20 regions within the Netherlands and Belgium. Significant associations were found between regional suicide rates and the intention to seek informal help (β = −1.47, p = .001), self-stigma (β = 1.33, p = .038), and shame (β = .71, p = .030). The association between self-stigma and suicide rate was mediated by intentions to seek informal help. These results suggest that to promote suicide prevention at the level of the regional population, stigma, shame, and intentions to seek help should be targeted in the public domain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20857
DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12179
ISI #: 000370136200007
ISSN: 0363-0234
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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