Year: 1994 Source: Crisis, v.15, no.4, (1994), p.172-178, 186 SIEC No: 19940906

66 patients were asked why they had attempted suicide by spontaneous description & by the use of lists of problems & motives presented to them. They were also asked what help they would have accepted before the event, & the consequences of the attempt. The main motive was an acute & unbearable state of mind. Younger people saw interpersonal difficulties as the main problem. Many patients said they would not have accepted help in the crisis & that the attempt had positive consequences for them.