Year: 1992 Source: Death Studies, v.16, no.4, (July-August 1992), p.331-342 SIEC No: 19920262

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.