Reinterviewed (’70) 417 of the 8400 callers to a prevention centre in 1968. Interviewed relatives, friends, counselors, physicians & employers of 8 of the 9 suicides. Deaths resulted from subjects’ lifestyles (suicidal careers) & were relatively independent of the crisis that existed at the time of contact with the centre. Suicide was associated more with gradual exhaustion of resources than with sudden stress or loss. Describes an experimental program for those leading suicidal careers.