Year: 1963 Source: Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment v.27, (1963), p.259-268 SIEC No: 19820152

Explains suicidal behaviour as a final solution taken by those who feel powerless to do anything else. Hope is depleted by concentration upon problems & global feelings of hopelessness. While many suicides are manipulative cries for help, suicide would likely not be chosen if the person saw any other course of action as a possible solution. Case examples are included & treatment implications suggested. (21 refs.) (RM)