Year: 1995 Source: 7p. SIEC No: 19960185

The connection between suicide & abuse (the need to escape intolerable physical or emotional pain) is explored. A random sample of YWCA Family Violence Prevention Program clients indicates that many who are witnessing and/or experiencing abuse in their personal lives appear to be at risk for suicide. Other data raises the question about what behaviors in abuse are serious suicide attempts & which are being used as a way of exerting power over the partner, children, parents or situations.