A Contextual Study of Causes of Suicides in District Dir in the Light of IMV Model of Suicide
Keywords:Suicide, IMV (Integrated Motivational Volitional) model, mental illness
O’Conner (2011) theorized the act of suicide into an outcome of multiple socio-psychological factors and divided it into three phases known as IMV (Integrated Motivational Volitional) model of suicide. Framed under qualitative research design, the current study aims to study the act of suicide in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in the context of IMV model of suicide. A total of 11 individuals who attempted suicide were interviewed through an interview guide designed in relevance to the current study. The collected information has been transcribed and linked with the variables of IMV model in order to extract findings. Findings reveal that the act of suicide in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan can be understood in the context of IMV model of suicide. For example, social stress, rumination, impulsivity and empathy are core among such causes.