Self-Forgiveness in Individuals with Suicide Attempt

  • Yulinda Puji Lestari Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia
  • Ika Herani Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia


Suicide attempt defined as potential self-harm behavior, devoted to oneself, followed by a desire to die as a result with non-fatal consequences. Individuals with attempted suicide who did not experience death felt a conflict within themselves. This research was conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic and aims to examine self-forgiveness of individuals who attempted suicide. This research was conducted with qualitative method using a case study approach and data analysis by Miles-Huberman. The research sample was taken using purposive sampling with several criteria, namely individuals aged 15 to 29 years old, college students, and had attempted suicide. The participants of this study were three people who were researched by deep interview and document study. The results of this study indicate that the three participants can forgive themselves after committing suicide attempts. From the results of the interview, it was also known that the three participants had difficulty returning to forgive themselves in certain situations, especially when relapses of the three participants. The results also showed that self-forgiveness that was carried out did not necessarily eliminate the thoughts of suicide experienced by the three participants.
Keywords: Self-forgiveness; suicide attempt; Covid-19


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