Year: 1983 Source: International Conference on Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (1983: Caracas), 18p. SIEC No: 19832998

A very fine discussion about the significance of cognitive elements in suicidal behavior. Cognition as altered by stressis an important component. Cognition shapes appraisal of the future (expectancy) as well. And finally, the influence of family structure and style on cognition is seen as highly significant. Implications for prevention are discussed. (JS)