Psychologists’ Experiences of Helping Women Overcoming Suicidality


  • Thirawarin Bunyapipat Department of Research and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Education, Burapha University
  • Chomphunut Srichannil Faculty of Psychology, Chulalongkorn University
  • Doldao Wongtheerathorn Department of Research and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Education, Burapha University


Overcoming Suicidality, Psychologists, Qualitative Research, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)


This qualitative research aimed to understand the experiences of psychologists in assisting women to overcome suicidal attempts. The research data was obtained from semi-structured in-depth interviews with six psychologists who have experience in providing psychological counseling to women who have attempted suicide. The data were analyzed following the steps of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). This research article presents the findings from one primary theme: assisting women to overcome suicidal tendencies, which comprises four sub-themes: 1) Interdisciplinary team care, 2) Self-awareness and emotional management, 3) Building relationships and fostering hope, and 4) Recognizing available resources. This study highlights approaches to assisting women in overcoming suicidal tendencies from the perspective of psychologists who emphasize collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, relationship-building and promoting hope, helping clients become aware and manage negative emotions, and recognizing social support and resources that can be mentally relied upon.


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How to Cite

Bunyapipat, T., Srichannil, C., & Wongtheerathorn, D. (2023). Psychologists’ Experiences of Helping Women Overcoming Suicidality. Journal of Health and Health Management, 9(2), 103–113. Retrieved from



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