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Suicide in elite sport

Suicide in elite sport

Gorczynski, Paul ORCID: 0000-0001-8876-8935 and McCabe, T. (2024) Suicide in elite sport. In: Prabhakar, D., (ed.) Advances in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health 4.1. Elsevier. (In Press)

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Suicide is a public health concern. Research has explored suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide in elite athletes; however, no research has examined the epidemiology of suicide amongst coaches, support staff, and officials. Limited and inconsistent data exists concerning spectators and fans. Research shows that elite athletes are at less risk of suicide than those in the general population. Although similar rates of mental health symptoms and disorders exist between athletes, coaches, support staff, and officials, it is unclear how coaches, support staff, and officials compare to the general population with regards to suicide risk. Future collaborative and multidisciplinary research is needed to better understand suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide amongst different individuals involved in elite sport to improve mental health literacy resources, population focused interventions and necessary mental health services.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health; mental disorders; suicide; suicidal ideation; elite sport; athletes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 12:28

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