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Living without self-worth

A person's response to feeling a lack of self-worth seems to be a contributing factor in the suicidal process.

Having a sense of self-worth enables us to keep going, and gives us satisfaction and joy in who we are and what we do. Without this, it can be hard to find reasons for doing anything, and to feel valuable.

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In the audio clips a member of our research team talks about the concept of worth. This is in three parts, starting from the top, or click here for a written version.

Below this, individuals, family and friends describe a range of ways in which living without a feeling of self-worth seemed to contribute to the suicidal process.

Self-worth: Parts 1, 2 and 3