Social roles and suicide risk

“Occupations that offer strong social roles, such as teaching, appear to protect against suicide.”

The above is a quote from an article sent to me by Ray Lemay. The article describes research on connections between employment roles, as well as unemployment, with suicide risk. This brief article raises questions of heightened vulnerability. The findings described in the article also point out perhaps the range of social value found among different social roles, even valued social roles, as well as how accessibility to the good things of life can vary among different valued social roles.

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink
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