Year: 1987 Source: Psychotherapy, v.24, no.1, (Spring 1987), p.31-39 SIEC No: 19900208

This article discusses behaviours, communications, & life-styles which are threatening to physical or emotional well-being, although not commonly seen as suicidal (for example, self-denial, withdrawing, & destructive dependency bonds). The authors assert that these behaviours & thought processes are a defense against separation anxiety & death anxiety. The authors believe that suicide is not a symptom of mental illness, but conceptualize mental illness as “a form of suicide”. (VM)