Precursors of Suicide
Shneidman E S
Dr.Shneidman focuses on the ambivalence factor and discusses the internal debate around living miserably or dying. He gives us “clues to potential suicide” as ‘verbal’, ‘behavioural’, ‘situational’,and ‘syndromatic’. Then he expands on four ‘syndromes of suicide’, as ‘depressed, disoriented, defiant, and dependent-disatisfied’. And finally he focuses on our action and hope in the suicidal context where he says,”Every individual can be a life saver, a one person committee to prevent suicide”.