Year: 1992 Source: Journal of Counseling & Development, v.70, no.4, (March/April 1992), p.540-543 SIEC No: 19920027

This article presents a formulation of the association between alcohol consumption & suicidal behaviour derived from recent advances in the area of social cognition. It is suggested that the social cognitive mechanism of alcohol-induced myopia may serve an important role in development a comprehensive conceptualization of the alcohol-suicide relationship. Implications for practitioners & ethical considerations of further research in this area are discussed. (13 refs.)