Year: 1981 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.11, no.1, (1981), p.10-16 SIEC No: 19821014

Attempted suicide is correlated with an increase subsequent risk of committed suicide. However, preliminary data & psychodynamic hypotheses suggest that serious suicide attempts followed by trascendental near-death experiences may decrease rather then increase subsequent overt suicide risk, despite the subjects apparent “romanticization” of death. Studies of near-death experiences & their influence on suicidal ideation are proposed which may yield greater understanding of self destructive urges.