Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.478-479 SIEC No: 19880921

Suicidal ideation & intent involve a constantly changing & highly complex dynamic process. This summarized paper presents a model of the suicidal process developed from a recent natural sciences study. It explains the paradoxical nature of suicide by employing 2 basic (hypothesized) tendencies which vary over time: a suicidal tendency & a life tendency. (GW)