Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.2, (Summer 1999), p.97-104 SIEC No: 19990237

The Reasons for Living vs. Reasons for Dying Assessment was used to obtain suicidal outpatients’ top 5 reasons for living & dying. 49 suicidal university counselling centre patients provided 173 Reasons for Living & 145 Reasons for Dying responses. These responses were organized into 8 Reasons for Living coding categories & 9 Reasons for Dying categories. Chi-square results for the coding categories showed that they were not equally salient to these suicidal patients. (22 refs.)