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Séries de suicide impliquant des adolescents et des jeunes : culture et transmission intergénérationnelle

Abstract : This analysis is based on two clusters of adolescent and young adult suicides, the first in a First Nations village and the second in a traditional Quebec community. The methodology includes a confirmation of the cases by the coroner’s report and interviews with parents, closed friends, professionals and local leaders on the events preceding the deaths, the links between suicides and macro-social factors. The material shows closed links between suicides in both villages with a coordinated planning in some of them. There can also be a period of many months separating a suicide and a previous one to which it is linked without the first being considered as the trigger. In both sites, informants point out breaks in the intergenerational communications as an explanation, targetting the commodification of exchanges and sexual abuse among the First Nations girls. These problems can produce co-dependency among young people, leading to a chain of acting out. In both sites, there is a freezing of the transition process to adult life due to a low employment outlook.
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Michel Tousignant, Geneviève Garneau, Eliseu Carbonell, Guillaume Grandazzi, Nathalie Morin. Séries de suicide impliquant des adolescents et des jeunes : culture et transmission intergénérationnelle. Perspectives Psy, EDP sciences, 2020, 59 (2), pp.156-163. ⟨10.1051/ppsy/202059156⟩. ⟨hal-03361949⟩



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