Suicide in Immigrants: An Overview


Globalization in the Internet era has rendered job mobility and migration frequent and important social phenomena, with implications at several different levels of societies. In addition, migration, either voluntary or forced, is accompanied by significant changes in suicide ideation, frequency of suicide attempts and rates of suicide of people that migrate compared to the host country. However, several different peculiarities render the interpretation of the interaction of migration-suicidality as quite complex. This article provides an overview of the most significant aspects that contribute to this complexity, in order to provide the reader with a road map for better orientation in a world of rapidly changing landscapes.

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Ratkowska, K. and De Leo, D. (2013) Suicide in Immigrants: An Overview. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2, 124-133. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2013.23019.

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