Year: 1981 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.11, no.4, (1981), p.199-220 SIEC No: 19841753

Shneidman’s article gives a broad overview and brief summary of suicide in general including complexities and difficulties with its definition, major proponents of the field, its pschological characteristics, its fundamental aspects, attempted suicide, suicide and religion, suicide and the law, oddities, myths and some statistics. He also discusses prevention, intervention and postvention terms.