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dc.contributor.advisor Mokwena, J. P.
dc.contributor.advisor Sodi, T. Shiringani, Dipasa David 2021-07-08T06:51:41Z 2021-07-08T06:51:41Z 2020
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2020 en_US
dc.description.abstract Suicidal behaviour is a global health concern. The youth have been found to be at an exceptional risk in terms of suicidal behaviour due to a variety of problems that they encounter. Studies have been conducted to conceptualise suicidal behaviour. However, cultural aspects have often been neglected or marginalised. In Africa traditional healers play an important role in health care provision and the conceptualisation of problems encountered by the people. The present study was aimed at exploring how traditional healers conceptualise youth suicidal behaviour in Bakenberg, Limpopo Province. A qualitative exploratory method was utilised to execute the study. Study participants included ten traditional healers (six females and four males) aged between 35 and 85 years of age, who were selected using a snowball sampling method. A conversational method was used to collect data, employing semi-structured interview questions as a way of initiating conversations. The conversations were conducted in Sepedi and later translated into English. The study revealed that suicide is mainly understood to be multifaceted. Witchcraft, family problems, poor problem-solving skills, substance use, life difficulties and other secondary factors were all identified as central themes. The study revealed that suicide is a speciality within traditional healing, thus only those who are gifted and trained can assess or intervene. Ditaola (divination bones) and ancestral guidance were reported to be some of the means used to identify suicidal youth. The study also revealed that talk therapy (counselling) and herbal medicine „Molebatsa‟ were used as the main intervention methods. Herbal medicine is used as both a prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour in youth. Thus it can prevent the occurrence of suicide or calm an individual who had a failed suicide attempt. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 65 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher en_US
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dc.subject Youth Suicidal behaviour en_US
dc.subject Traditional behaviour en_US
dc.subject Bakenberg en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Suicidal behavior -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Suicidal behavior en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Healers -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Conceptualisation of youth suicidal behaviour by traditional healers in Bakenberg en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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