Year: 1991 Source: Thesis (M.A.)-University of British Columbia, 1991. 132p. SIEC No: 19911398

Four counsellors’ perceptions of married suicidal women were investigated through a qualitative analysis of clinical records & follow-up interviews. Clients were found to suffer from negative self-concepts, previous suicide attempts & depression, yet they indicated a willingness to get help. The findings offer a preliminary framework for understanding married women’s suicidal behaviour by acknowledging the social, historical, familial, marital & intrapersonal levels of influence. (54 refs.)