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dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.editorValerie Walkerdineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:23:05Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:23:05Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-18T05:31:35Z
dc.identifier.issn14714167en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4657
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon insights from the governmentality literature and risk theory this article examines the implications of the rise of particular rationalities of suicide risk for professional help giving-seeking relations with young people. It examines the discourses of professionals, young people and adults who participated in a three year qualitative research project focused on youth suicide prevention within a rural Australian community. The conduct of helping professionals and young people themselves is shaped by policy discourses that emphasis the calculation and management of suicide in terms of 'clinical risk' (Weir, 1996). However, this way of constructing risk generates contradictions and paradoxes for both professionals and young people with respect to the risks associated with the experience of seeking-giving help. Professionals identified issues of empathic failure and the emotional distance that risk discourses create. Young people mobilised a discourse of risk affect that emphasised the dynamics of shame and fears about confidentiality. The reliance on psy-experts to manage individual risk also raises the issue of community members and families losing confidence in dealing with young peoples' everyday emotional dilemmas. The issue of how professionals are implicated in the government of young people's emotional lives (and deaths) creates a pressing need for further critical debate about the effects of dominant rationalities of mental health risk.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLawrence and Wisharten_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/sub/index.htmlen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom31en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe International Journal Critical Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.titleThe paradox of promoting help-seeking: A critical analysis of risk, rurality and youth suicideen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 Palgrave Macmillan. This is the author's post-peer-review version of an article published in The International Journal Critical Psychology. The definitive publisher-authenticated version The International Journal Critical Psychology, Vol. 14, pp. 31-51 is available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/sub/index.htmlen_AU
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