Year: 2000 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2000. p.226-241 SIEC No: 20020338

In this chapter, the author presents the broad findings of a study on suicide in San Francisco, 1987-1996, to illustrate some of the similarities & differences among racial/cultural/ethnic groups. The variation in the underlying meanings of completed suicide are then illustrated by discussing the beliefs & behaviours of many (not all) Chinese people. The chapter concludes with some observations that may be helpful to the clinician. (33 refs.)