Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.179-181 SIEC No: 19940429

The author reports on a study designed to answer the question, what are the phenomena which change a person’s perspective from chronic suicidal intent to the absence of suicidal intent? The theoretical framework was change theory described by Watzlawick et al (1974). A phenomenological approach using a convenience sample was employed. The change in perspective that eliminated suicide as an option involved things such as insight into interpersonal problems & the presence of a positive world view.