• Barriers toward help-seeking among young men prior to suicide 

      Rasmussen, Mette Lyberg; Hjelmeland, Heidi Marie; Dieserud, Gudrun Klemetsdal (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      This study explores barriers to help-seeking among young men prior to suicide. We analyzed 61 in-depth interviews with parents, siblings, friends, and ex-partners of 10 young men (aged 18–30) with no record of mental ...
    • Connecting with suicidal patients in psychiatric wards: Therapist challenges 

      Hagen, Julia; Hjelmeland, Heidi Marie; Knizek, Birthe Loa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      In this qualitative interview study, the authors investigated how therapists experience and view treatment and care for suicidal patients in psychiatric wards. The focus is on aspects that may contribute toward shaping and ...
    • From condemnation to understanding: Views on suicidal behaviour in Ghana in transition 

      Osafo, Joseph; Akotia, Charity S.; Hjelmeland, Heidi Marie; Knizek, Birthe Loa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The cultural context in which suicide occurs has been emphasized as critical in understanding the act and informing prevention. Yet the penchant of psychiatrizing suicidality in mainstream suicidology relegates cultural ...
    • Non-disclosure of suicidal ideation in psychiatric inpatients: Rates and correlates 

      Høyen, Karina Sagmo; Solem, Stian; Cohen, Lisa Janet; Prestmo, Astrid; Hjemdal, Odin; Vaaler, Arne; Galynker, Igor; Torgersen, Terje (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The study explored how common non-disclosure of suicidal ideation is in a sample of adult psychiatric inpatients (N = 171) plus associated patient characteristics. A large percentage (51.5%) withheld some information on ...
    • Suicide and mental disorders: A discourse of politics, power, and vested interests 

      Hjelmeland, Heidi Marie; Knizek, Birthe Loa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      One of the most well-established truths in suicidology is that mental disorders play a significant role in at least 90% of suicides, and a causal relationship between the two is often implied. In this article, the authors ...