Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.150-151 SIEC No: 19930072

This presentation examines differing perspectives on self-actualization & death anxiety. A workshop which explores the theoretical implications that illuminate an understanding of suicidal behavior & are crucial to the conduct of psychotherapy is discussed. The 2-part workshop dealt with denial of death in our society & methods used to defend against death anxiety. The author’s formulation suggests that “mental illness” can be conceptualized as a form of suicide, rather than the reverse.