Year: 1989 Source: Madison, Conn.: International Universities Press, 1989. p.221-238 SIEC No: 19900483

Proposes an architectural model developed to aid in understanding suicidal persons. Elements of the model include the macrocosm or sociopolitcal context; genetic-biological vulnerability; early developmental influences; personality organization & self-esteem regualtion; object relations, past & current; evidence of clinical depression & other psychopathology; the ontogeny of the relationship to death; & the situation at the time of clinical asssessment. Implications are discussed. 35 refs. (LH)