Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.89-91 SIEC No: 19930043

This presentation focuses on the underlying psychodynamics of the suicidal individual & the suicide survivor, & discusses denial surrounding suicide as the most significant issue. The case presented shows feelings of futility & hopelessness reverberating unconsciously through 3 generations & surfacing 40 years later in a dream reported by a woman in psychoanalytic treatment. She finally cleared away the family legacy of narcissism & denial, & mourned the cumulative losses of her early years.