Year: 2023 Source: Crisis. (2015). 36(4), 227–230. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000327 SIEC No: 20231323
What are the needs of suicidology today? We should not be surprised by the simplistic and obvious statement that we do not fully understand what is going on inside the minds of suicidal individuals. No doubt, we still partially manage the unmet needs (e.g., feelings of entrapment, defeat, helplessness) of those who are suicidal. In the face of extreme anguish, vulnerable individuals often conclude that there is no escape  short of suicide. As mental health professionals, we offer support to such suicidal people, but are we really able to provide the help that they need? To some extent, our view is optimistic and we cannot ignore important  advancements in the field of suicide prevention, yet there is a gap in the communication of human suffering.