Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 5p. SIEC No: 19861088

The primary prevention of suicide, states Dr. Schneidman, lies in education. The main task of the suicidologist is to educate the public that suicide can happen to anyone, that there are identifiable warning signs, & that help is available. Dr. Schneidman presents 10 features common to suicide & discusses their implications for response. The 10 commonalities outlined are the purpose, goal, stimulus, stressor, emotion, internal attitude, cognitive state, action, interpersonal act & consistency.