Year: 1982 Source: Task Force on Suicide, National Health & Welfare, (1982: Toronto). 5p. SIEC No: 19900644

This paper analyzes possible causes of suicide. The author discusses sociological & psychoanalytic theories, as well as concepts of self punishment, fantasies of rebirth, reunion, escape, or control, & the wish to be rescued or to test loved ones. He also briefly discusses the role of mental disorder in suicidal behaviour. (VM)