Year: 1986 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.16, no.1, (Spring 1986), p.13-15 SIEC No: 19860833

Dr. Rene Diekstra recounts both the personal effect of a close friend’s suicide and its effect on participants of the WHO Suicide Conference, which was in progress when the author was informed of the tragedy. Diekstra had co-authored “Aiding Suicide” with the victim, suicidologist Nico Speijer, which contained a set of criteria to assist in making the decision when not to prevent suicide. A summary is also included. (NBB)