Year: 1985 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.15, no.3, (Fall 1985), p.184-195 SIEC No: 19910325

In this study of suicide notes, independent judges analyzed the similarities between 50 protocol sentences (derived from Shneidman’s formulations about suicide) & 33 genuine & 33 simulated notes. Genuine notes were found to reflect Schneidman’s theories more than the simulated notes. Genuine notes included emotions such as the experience of adult trauma likea calamitous relationship, rejection, loss of a significant person, & helplessness & pessimism. (VM)