Year: 1977 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.7, no.1, (1977), p.45-56 SIEC No: 19831904

The emotions & thoughts of a suicidal person are explored, providing separate sections containing subjective thoughts. Romantic ideation originating in childhood, & sometimes carried into adulthood, is examined. The functions of death romanticization are discussed. Suicidal thoughts are a source of relief for the troubled individual. Death, for some, is viewed as the final act of achievement of control over one’s life. The article concludes with strategies for intervention. (CC)