Refugees and suicidal behavior

Suicidal behaviour and health care – differences between refugees, immigrants and natives?

This project aims to investigate:

1) pathways to suicidal behaviour (suicide attempt and suicide)

2) patterns and determinants of health care before and after a suicide attempt 

3) determinants of a poor prognosis following a suicide attempt in immigrant subgroups compared to the native population. Immigrant subgroups are defined as refugees and other first generation immigrants from different countries. Temporal and inter-country (Sweden versus Norway) differences in the mentioned associations will also be studied.

Register-based cohort and case-control studies will be conducted. Outcome measures include suicidal behavior and specialized health care. Factors like social marginalization, specific mental disorders, health care and treatment will be considered.

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