EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
“She was feeling overwhelmed at home caring for her children”: Hegemonic motherhood and motherhood as protective among young mothers who died by suicide
A broadening of research into maternal suicides to outside of the perinatal period, this project is a thematic analysis of 31 young mothers (aged under 25) who died by suicide in Australia. Preliminary results show that the majority (61%) were victims of some sort of violence (online bullying, sexual and other physical violence) and 55% had a mention of physical violence towards them. This project looks at gendered violence towards mothers in multiple ways, including socially through systematic violence and physically through domestic and family violence.
To help better understand young women's suicide and suicide among mothers.
A thematic analysis of 31 cases of young women (aged under 25 years), from the National Coronial Information System, who died by suicide in Australia.