Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.294-295 SIEC No: 19880849

Presents the case of a suicidal schizophrenic female, with emphasis on understanding the psychosocial & cultural dynamics of an adolescent’s suicidal career. Her construction of reality is a Sleeping Beauty Syndrome: her rescue fantasy was of a long sleep from which one emerged into a blissful world. Her orientation toward death resembled Shneidman’s sub-intentioned cessation behaviours. In her family, communication was limited & distorted. (RM)