Year: 1969 Source: New York: Behavioral Publications, 1969. p.29-32 SIEC No: 19870070

Presents a brief discussion of the multi-determined nature of suicidal behavior & emphasizes that although many intrapsychic forces lead to a suicidal resolution, it is always external forces which supply the trigger. The author suggests that suicidal crises can be sucessfully managed with minimal theory & much human love, concern & care, since the nature of intrapsychic conflicts transcends racial, cultural, social & national boundaries. (LH)