Year: 1988 Source: Annual Meeting of the American College Health Association, (66th: 1988: Denver). 37p. SIEC No: 19890657

The paper provides a chart depicting the levels of increasing suicide intent along a continuum. The chart identifies specific negative thoughts and injunctions typically reported by suicide attempters, neurotic patients, and “normal” subjects. By understanding where an individual can be placed on the continuum of self-destructive thoughts and actions, this can aid the clinician in their diagnosis and help pinpoint those people who are more at risk for suicide. (32 ref.)