Year: 1995 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.25, no.4, (Winter 1995), p.429-436 SIEC No: 19950334

Ross Lockridge, Jr. committed suicide in 1948, 2 months after the publication of his best-selling novel, Raintree County. In this article, his son describes the psychology of survivorship as well as the convergence of factors that led to his father’s suicide – personality disorder (narcissistic), biological (possibly genetic) predisposition to depression & cultural factors related to success in the USA.