Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.159-160 SIEC No: 19930077

This presentation proposes development of a classification of suicide types on the basis of psychosocial circumstances in the hope of suggesting a perspective ancillary to the psychiatric. The basis for this psychosocial perspective is the observation that most societies divide suicide into good & bad forms & that each has its own criteria for when it is acceptable & when it is not. Historical & anthropological examples are discussed.