Year: 1974 Source: Conference on Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Young People (1974: Luxembourg: WHO). p.20-25 SIEC No: 19900704

This article describes the processes a suicidal individual goes through. The author details the anxiety, distress, & planning stages (such as choosing a method). Individuals may commit self destructive acts to receive help & attention. The author outlines the thought processes & actions which indicate a person is suicidal, such as a defective ego structure which causes tolerance to be low, & depression & anxiety to be more likely. (VM)