Year: 1987 Source: Psychology Today, v.21, no.3, (March 1987), p.55-58 SIEC No: 19870878

This author asserts that there are 10 characteristics that form a psychological chart of suicidal terrain: unendurable psychological pain, frustrated psychological needs, the search for a solution, an attempt to end consciousness, helplessness & hopelessness, constriction of options, ambivalence, communication of intent, departure, lifelong coping patterns. These 10 characteristics are said to form a deadly combination when they combine in a suicidal individual. (LH)