Year: 1981 Source: New Scientist, (October 8 1981), p.120-121 SIEC No: 19850162

Most suicide attempts appear to be impulsive & motivated by rage against another person. The author believes that publications of pro-suicide groups like EXIT or Hemlock serve a useful purpose for some terminally ill persons, although hospice care is a better approach for most dying patients. Potential suicides who are suffering from emotional stresses rather than terminal illnesses are best deterred by a personalized approach.