Suicidal Behaviour: cry for Help or cry of Pain?
This article is a discussion on the book Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self Harm by Mark Williams. The author suggests that suicidal people do not “cry for help” but rather their cry is one of agony of one trapped in an intolerable situation. He writes that suicide & parasuicide are merely different responses to the same despair. Overgeneralized memory (failing to remember specifics in past happy and sad situations) in suicidal patients resulting in worse depression is also discussed.