Comparison of Suicide Notes and Parasuicide Notes
Leenaars A A~~Lester D~~et al
This research, comparing suicide notes written by completers & notes written by attempters, involved 2 studies. The first study involved a comparison of 8 patterns comprised of individual protocol sentences. The second study involved a protocol analysis based on previous reviews that compared completers & attempters. Some protocol differences were found, i.e., attempters see themselves as less able to cope with life’s problems while completers see themselves as more immature &/or antisocial.