Year: 1978 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.46, no.6, (1978), p.1500-1501 SIEC No: 19830014

Two basic criticisms of Bedrosian and Beck are addressed: the appropriateness of the variable chosen & the interpretation of the results with regard to black psychology. A rationale is given for the inclusion of clinical variable that were not particularly relevant to suicide attempt behavior. Two additional variables, history of alcohol and illicit drug abuse, are reported to support the similarity position between black and white suicide attempts.