Rain of Blame Fall: The Lived Experience of Iranian attempted Suicide Women

Azizpour Maryam, Taghizadeh Ziba, Mohammadi Nooredin, Vedadhir Aboali


Introduction: Suicide is one of the most important concerns of world health organization and a history of suicide attempt is best predictor of completed suicide. Previous studies typically focused on causes and relative factors but studies on suicide attempter are very few. Whereas understanding the pure experiences of suicide attempter is helpful to prevention strategies. The aim of this study was exploring life experiences of suicidal women after suicide attempt.

An interpretative phenomenology research design was employed. All participants 4-6 month after admitted to hospital as suicide attempt interviewed. Semi-structured, one-on-one in-depth interviews were conducted and Van Manen methods were used for data analysis.

The main identified themes was “rain of blame fall” which comprised the following subthemes: blaming, self-blaming and blame others

Conclusion: Experiences of suicide attempter showed they were faced to multiple type of blame. Suicide attempter and their family needs to be educated and supported from blames. The findings have implications for attempter family, nurses and counselors working in the area of suicide attempt prevention and recovery.


blame, suicide attempt, lived experience.

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