Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.218-219 SIEC No: 19930107

This report overviews perspectives on the topic. Berman notes the choice of method is strongly influenced by factors which work both independently & in combination. Clarke & Lester examine method displacement following changes in the availability of lethal agents. Lester discusses the debate between those who emphasize the role-of-person variables & those who stress situation variables. Richman presented cases where choice of method for suicide had special meaning for the person.