Risk of suicide and access to lethal substances - suicidological analysis Cover Image

Zagrożenie samobójstwem a dostęp do środków letalnych – analiza suicydologiczna
Risk of suicide and access to lethal substances - suicidological analysis

Author(s): Marlena Stradomska
Subject(s): Behaviorism, Victimology
Published by: OFFICINA SIMONIDIS. Wydawnictwo Uczelni Państwowej im. Szymona Szymonowica w Zamościu
Keywords: suicide; lethal agents; suicide prevention; suicidology; firearms

Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt to summarize research on suicide risks in the context of access to lethal substances. The issues are worth analyzing, because of the tragic consequences of self-destructive acts. The considerations refer to the most important research concepts. Reference was made to the paradigms and approaches used in this article. Additionally, it was emphasized that suicidology belongs to the category of interdisciplinary sciences, as it combines such fields as: psychology, pedagogy, medicine, law, internal security and others. The author pointed to the complicated causes of suicide attempts and possible countermeasures. Various means, tools and substances have been distinguished which determine some of the suicide attempts that are fatal. What is more, it turns out that suicides can often be prevented, especially if is used appropriate prophylaxis. The analyzes of the article present data from the literature on the subject. The results of own research were confronted with information on suicides in an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Issue Year: 13/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 131-142
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish