Year: 1997 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (30th: 1997: Memphis), p.92-93 SIEC No: 19990629

This study focused on examining the attitudes & opinions of mental health counsellors toward rational suicide. Surveys were mailed to 1000 randomly selected members of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. 24% of responses were usable. Initial results suggested that mental health counsellors may temper their preventative stance when confronted with a case of reasoned suicide in light of terminal illness. They may see suicide as a viable option for themselves in a similar situation.