Year: 1994 Source: Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1994. p.87-95 SIEC No: 19950859

This chapter is a general discussion of suicide in the United States. A profile of a typical American suicide is given. Durkheim’s theory is used to outline some of the reasons why people may kill themselves. A discussion of suicide notes, historical & modern attitudes toward suicide, clues which may indicate that a person is thinking of suicide, the suicidal crisis, & community service planning concludes this chapter.