Year: 1980 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, v.18, no.2, (February 1980), p.8-12 SIEC No: 19820902

The paper is a first-person self-driven investigation with the following purposes: to satiate a quest for knowledge concerning the prevalence of suicide in today’s society; to gain insight into why a person would want to destroy his own life; to be able to better identify the characteristics of the suicidal person; & to focus on some aspects of what would be therapeutic in dealing with the suicidal individual. A case study, recent facts, and references are included.