Year: 1998 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.28, no.2, (Summer 1998), p.143-146 SIEC No: 19980833

Soubrier discusses Ringel’s view of suicide, including his belief that the most suicidal person still harbors hope of being saved. Ringel opposed rational suicide and was against voluntary euthanasia & physician-assisted suicide. Soubrier discusses his presentation on a book that described explicit methods of committing suicide & Ringel’s disapproval of the book. Ultimately, Ringel felt suicide prevention was crisis intervention, for suicide can be prevented if crisis is overcome. (7 refs.)