Year: 1979 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1979. p.3-14 SIEC No: 19900609

This introduction to basic concepts & information about suicide begins with a definition of suicide. The authors also describe the characteristics of suicidal individuals, the religious & philosophical stands on suicide, psychological & sociological theories, the problems with research in the field of suicidology, & current classifications of suicide. The authors conclude that the counselling approach varies from client to client & professional to professional. (VM)