Year: 1982 Source: New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982. p.143-159 SIEC No: 19870929

Presents an interesting discussion of the relationship between suicide methods & motives, which can only be understood by examining the circumstances surrounding the suicide (i.e. who the individual informs about his/her suicidal intentions & contents of any suicide notes) & by understanding the psychosocial & cultural context in which suicide occurs. Various examples are used to illustrate the method/motive dynamic. (18 refs.) (LH)