Suicide Risk Assessment in a Modern Asian Adolescent Community: A Cultural-relevant Perspective

Gideon Qinxian Guo
Clinical Director, Hope Education and Therapy Institute (Asia), Singapore


Plum Analytics


Suicide is a serious social and psychological issue that has a devastating socio-economic impact globally. However, it remains elusive as mental health professionals grapple to formulate effective assessment and intervention strategies. Particularly, there is a dearth of cultural-relevant suicide risk assessment scales as most instruments were developed in Western culture. Even with translation and linguistic equivalence, present suicide risk assessment scales do not encompass culturally salient and relevant psychological constructs. This study adopted a socio-cultural approach to develop a suicide risk assessment with sound psychometric properties and also to capture the cultural-specific symptomatology of suicide as well as depressive Asians.


  • Assessment,
  • Culture,
  • Collectivistic,
  • Depression,
  • Psychometric,
  • Suicide
  • ...More


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Volume 6, Issue 3, Year 2023

Published 2023-08-16


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Guo, Gideon Qinxian. “Suicide Risk Assessment in a Modern Asian Adolescent Community: A Cultural-Relevant Perspective”. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 6, no. 3 (August 16, 2023): 15–25. Accessed September 29, 2023.