Ten Commonalities of Suicide and Their Implications for Response
Shneidman E S
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.