Language of Suicide

  • Andrea (Draea) Tirschmann MacEwan University


Past research has examined stigmatizing language associated with mental disorders, including influences on the use of noun labels such as stigmatizing attitudes, low state compassion, low trait empathy, and the context of violence. This study initiated a novel focus upon conditions under which the use of the phrase “committed suicide” is deemed relatively more or less acceptable, as well as the influence of this phrase on stigmatizing attitudes.

Discipline: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Howell