Year: 1961 Source: Psychiatry, v.24, no.1, (1961), p.1-17 SIEC No: 19832952

Suicidal methods and types of suicidal situations in this Western Pacific Polynesian community are described and discussed. Incidence cannot be directly correlated with any other single feature of this society; it reflects the promptness and efficiency of rescue efforts. The manner and occurrence of suicide are socially determined and must be understood in the context of other social acts of the individual and of other members of his society.