Year: 1977 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (10th: 1977: Boston), p.5-7 SIEC No: 19860044

David G. Gil states that societal institutions & values which fail to satisfy intrinsic human needs & thus inhibit the unfolding of the life process & the actualization of human potential may be thought of as structurally violent, & suicidal tendencies, along with social deviance, developmental deficits, & ill health, may be understood as inevitable consequences of, or reactions to life-negating structural violence permeating a society.