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Exploring the lived experiences of the suicide attempt survivors: A phenomenological approach
Introduction: Suicide is a complex phenomenon that needs to be studied with a variety of approaches. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore the lived experience of attempted suicide with the phenomenology approach. Methods: In this qualitative study, 16 participants were selected using purposeful sampling From October to November 2017 at the Farshchian psychiatric hospital in Hamadan/Iran. The data were collected through unstructured interviews. Thematic analysis using van Manen's methodology. Results: Identified three themes and eight subthemes: Mental pain (subthemes: living through grief
, internal conflict, the world is better without me), Social challenges (lack of social connection, financial problems, social support services) and Need for love and belonging (feeling understood, need of empathy).Conclusions: Outcomes and key implications of the study related primarily to improving the treatment experiences of suicide attempt survivors and other at-risk population, and also advancing suicide prevention efforts and to provide support for suicide attempt survivors.
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