Year: 1976 Source: Diseases of the Nervous System, v.37, no.9, (1976), p.534-536 SIEC No: 19840276

The authors focused on the participation of other people in a patient’s suicide attempt. Their roles varied along a wide spectrum; from an attitude of “benign neglect” or compliance, including withdrawal of support by ward (family) members, to the transparently hostile & lethal invitation that was offered the patient cited in this case. The participation of the people on the ward in this respect insured an inevitable outcome to the patient’s urge to destroy herself.