Year: 1968 Source: New York: Harper & Row, 1968. p.96-121 SIEC No: 19871012

Reviews research findings which suggest that suicide is associated with physical/mental illness, alcoholism, & economic failure, all of which tend to result in disrupted social relations. Suicide is also said to be related to the communication of intent. The general conclusion is that interpersonal elements, particularly disruptive social relations, are crucial etiological factors in suicide.