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dc.contributor.authorStoor, Jon Petter Anders
dc.contributor.authorBerntsen, Gro
dc.contributor.authorHjelmeland, Heidi Marie
dc.contributor.authorSilviken, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-20T13:12:26Z
dc.date.available2019-09-20T13:12:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-24
dc.description.abstractSuicide is a major public health issue across the Arctic, especially among Indigenous Peoples. The aim of this study was to explore and describe cultural meanings of suicide among Sámi in Norway. Five open-ended focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted with 22 Sámi (20) and non-Sámi (2) participants in South, Lule, Marka, coastal and North Sámi communities in Norway. FGDs were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed employing thematic analysis. Six themes were developed from the analysis: <i>“Sámi are treated negatively by the majority society”, “Some Sámi face negative treatment from other Sámi”, “The historic losses of the Sámi have turned into a void”, “Sámi are not provided with equal mental health care”, “The strong Sámi networks have both positive and negative impacts”</i> and <i>“‘Birgetkultuvvra’ might be a problem”</i>. The findings indicate that the participants understand suicide among Sámi in relation to increased problem load for Sámi (difficulties in life not encountered by non-Sámi) and inadequate problem-solving mechanisms on different levels, including lack of equal mental health care for Sámi and cultural values of managing by oneself (<i>“ieš birget”</i>). The findings are important when designing suicide prevention initiatives specifically targeting Sámi.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSámi Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Mental Health and Substance Use Helse Nord RHFen_US
dc.descriptionSource at <a href=https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1565861>https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1565861</a>.en_US
dc.identifier.citationStoor, J.P.A., Berntsen, G., Hjelmeland, H. & Silviken, A. (2019). "If you do not birget [manage] then you don't belong here": a qualitative focus group study on the cultural meanings of suicide among Indigenous Sámi in arctic Norway. <i>International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78</i>(1), 1565861. https://doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1565861en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 1690541
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/22423982.2019.1565861
dc.identifier.issn1239-9736
dc.identifier.issn2242-3982
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/16243
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Community medicine, Social medicine: 801en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin: 801en_US
dc.subjectSamien_US
dc.subjectSaamien_US
dc.subjectfocus group discussionsen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectSápmien_US
dc.subjectSapmien_US
dc.title"If you do not birget [manage] then you don't belong here": a qualitative focus group study on the cultural meanings of suicide among Indigenous Sámi in arctic Norwayen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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dc.typePeer revieweden_US


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