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Critical Suicide Studies Network (3rd Annual Conference - Perth, Australia)

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The University of Western Australia (Crawley Campus)

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, WA 6009

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You are warmly invited!

Scholars, postgraduates and healthcare professionals, policy advocates and community members are warmly invited to attend the 3rd Annual Critial Suicide Studies Network Conference (CritSui3), held at The University of Western Australia (Crawley campus in Perth, WA) 12-13 December.

This free, two-day event brings together people working in different sectors, and scholars and policy advocates from more than ten different countries to engage in a series of roundtable discussions and interactive presentations to continue the process of building bridges towards finding new, better, more effective approaches to understanding and responding to suicide.

What is Critical Suicide Studies?

The Critical Suicide Studies Network presents an approach to understanding, theorising and intervening in suicide from alternative perspectives. Such perspectives have sought to find renewed, more critical ways of thinking about suicide to address and respond to suicide where traditional medico-psychological approaches have failed.

Such a beginning could not be more timely. Many working within suicidology have become frustrated by the limitations of dominant pathologising and medicalised approaches to suicide research and prevention practices. Believing that suicide research is in need of an ongoing critical re-thinking of its subject matter and a broadening of it disciplinary basis, Critical Suicide Studies investigates the social, philosophic, psychological, literary and cultural practices of making sense of suicide, taking into account how suicide is shaped by history, politics, identity, culture, media and power. As an approach, it works with service providers, communities and publics to develop nuanced but useful accounts of suicide that can help build bridges across theory and practice and affected communities.

Themes and Roundtables

The conference will be comprised of a series of roundtable and presentation events, including:

  • Lived Experience of Suicide
  • Critical Methodologies
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • Migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and socio-political conditions of suicidality
  • Gender and sexually-diverse persons, subjects and communities
  • Critical suicide approaches in practice (marginal and alternative approaches)


Conference Details—Further Information

Location, accommodation, and other details can be found on the conference pages at http://bit.ly/CritSui3.


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