Year: 1963 Source: Medical World, v.99, (May 1963), p.21-24 SIEC No: 19840131

Emphasises the seriousness of suicide, its function as a cry for help, & the need for doctors to take suicide attempts seriously. General practitioners need to be aware of common myths about suicide; know the ambivalence of most suicides; & know the role in suicide of factors such as abnormal personality, social isolation, & alcoholism. Practitioners should be informed of previous attempts by their clients, & be alert to signs of depression. 5 misconceptions about suicide are examined. (RM)