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Religion and spirituality along the suicidal path.
Indications for future research, such as more studies on nonreligious forms of spirituality and the use of qualitative methodology to achieve a better and deeper understanding of the spiritual dimension of suicidal behavior and treatment, are offered.
“Focus Groups Can Be Fun”: The Use of Activity-Oriented Questions in Focus Group Discussions
- E. Colucci
- EducationQualitative health research
- 1 December 2007
The author describes and provides suggestions for use and examples of several exercises, illustrating their application in a research project investigating the cultural meaning of youth suicide in university students in Italy, India, and Australia.
In or out? Barriers and facilitators to refugee-background young people accessing mental health services
- E. Colucci, H. Minas, Josef Szwarc, C. Guerra, G. Paxton
- Psychology, MedicineTranscultural psychiatry
- 2 March 2015
This paper explores barriers and facilitators to engaging young people from refugee backgrounds with mental health services in Melbourne, Australia and eight key themes emerged: cultural concepts of mental health, illness, and treatment; service accessibility; trust; working with interpreters; engaging family and community; the style and approach ofmental health providers; advocacy; and continuity of care.
The cultural facet of suicidal behaviour: Its importance and neglect
- E. Colucci
- 1 January 2006
Abstract Culture is a central but debated concept in many disciplines and its complexity may become an even bigger source of argument in Suicidology. In spite of the intricacy of the study of this…
Post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, and anxiety in unaccompanied refugee minors exposed to war-related trauma: a systematic review
A systematic review of the existing literature on the prevalence and course of psychiatric disorders among unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) highlighted the high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, and anxiety among URMs.
Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid training with members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne, Australia
- H. Minas, E. Colucci, Anthony F Jorm
- Psychology, MedicineInternational journal of mental health systems
- 7 September 2009
A two-day, MHFA training course for general members of the Vietnamese community in Melbourne demonstrated significant reductions in stigmatising attitudes, improved knowledge of mental disorders and improved knowledge about appropriate forms of assistance to give to people in the community with mental disorder.
On the Use of Focus Groups in Cross-Cultural Research
- E. Colucci
In this chapter, advantages and possible pitfalls of the use of focus groups in cross-cultural research are presented, referring to my recent experience as moderator of focus group discussions in Italy, India and Australia.
Traditional healers’ and biomedical practitioners’ perceptions of collaborative mental healthcare in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review
The findings suggest that, despite differing conceptualisations of mental illness causation, both traditional healers and biomedical practitioners recognise that patients can benefit from a combination of both practices and demonstrate a clear willingness to work together.
Recognizing spirituality in the assessment and prevention of suicidal behaviour
- E. Colucci
Parallel to the growing interest in spiritual life in mainstream culture, in Western culture there has been an increasing distinction between religion and spirituality. This article defines the…
Implementing civic engagement within mental health services in South East Asia: a systematic review and realist synthesis of current evidence
- Karen James, H. Brooks, K. Lovell
- Political ScienceInternational Journal of Mental Health Systems
- 10 March 2020
A realist synthesis and systematic review of peer reviewed publications and grey literature is completed to identify the context and actions which promote successful implementation of CE approaches in SEA, and illustrates how CE interventions can be successfully implemented in SEA.