Grant holder: Prof Dr Airi Värnik
Funded by: Estonian Ministry of Defence (Grant No 386/0807)
Description: The main aim of the study is to provide evidence-based proposals for prevention of violent (incl suicidal) behaviour in military context. More specifically the aims are: (1) To find out the etiology of violent behaviour by analysing in depth a homicide-suicide case committed by an ex-military man; (2) To find out risk and protective factors of violent behaviour in military context and to analyse possibilities for effective intervention and prevention; (3) To analyse the public attitudes atowards military related risk factors.
Suicide trend in Estonia during independence: What are the associations with socio-political, economic and public health indicators?
Grant holder and project manager: Kairi Kõlves
Funded by: Estonian Science Foundation (Grant No 7132)
Description: The main aim of the project is to study suicide as a social phenomenon in the society with extremely rapid social changes, which could open new theoretical approaches, and give evidence-based material for prevention.