MicSem Special Features

MicSem By Category: SUICIDE

Micronesian Counselors

What Can We Do to Prevent Suicide?

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Suggestions regarding methods of preventing suicide among the young.

December 1991 SUICIDE

Changes in Family Structure Leading to Alcoholism, Suicide, and Child Abuse

Donald H. Rubinstein

Anthropological view of how culture change in the family brings about social problems.


Video Listings


Suicide on Guam--Putting it in Historical Perspective

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

March 2001 SUICIDE

Suicide in the Marshalls

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the National Suicide Prevention Training Workshop, Majuro



Survey of Suicide Over the Last Half-Century: Update on Suicide in FSM

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Study of suicide in FSM and on Guam 2000-2015. 19 pages with tables.

Guam, September 2016 SUICIDE

Suicide in FSM: A New Direction

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Analysis of recent suicide among FSM people at home and on Guam.

Pacific Studies, Vol 40:3 (2017): 408-429. SUICIDE

Micronesia's Hanging Spree

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Early attempt to offer data about the initial stages of the suicide explosion.

Micronesian Independent, 31 December 1976. Also published as: "Tragic End for Troubled Youth." Micronesian Reporter, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1976: 8-13; "Suicide Beckons Micronesia." Pacific Daily News, 13 February 1977; "Suicide Epidemic Among Micronesian Youth." South Pacific Bulletin, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1977: 5-10. SUICIDE

What Can We Do to Prevent Suicide?

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Suggestions for suicide prevention strategies.

Journal of the Pacific Society, Vol. 12, No. 2, July 1989: 17-20. SUICIDE

Suicide in the Micronesian Family

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

The changes in the extended family brought about by the rise of the cash economy contributed to the rise in suicide.

The Contemporary Pacific. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1989: 43-74. Also published in: Pacific Studies Vol. 13, No. 1, November 1989: 47-64. SUICIDE

Truk Suicide Epidemic and Social Change

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Explains the causes and psychodynamics of Micronesian suicide.

Human Organization, Vol. 46, Winter 1987: 283-296. Also published in: Marshall Islands Journal, 13 June 1986: 17-20; 20 June 1986: 15; 18 July 1986: 14. SUICIDE

Cultural Patterns in Trukese Sucide

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presents the close cultural pattern in suicides among Chuukese.

Ethnology, Vol. 23, July 1984: 193-206. SUICIDE

Suicide on Guam: Putting It in Historical Perspective

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Brief historical review of suicide on Guam.

"Community Development."  Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education.  Courier, No. 48 (Canberra, April 1990), 27-31. SUICIDE