Year: 1999 Source: Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999. p.153-159 SIEC No: 20021047

This chapter presents the case of Yaela, a woman who contacted a philosophical hotline (a type of crisis line) with feelings of suicide & severe depression. Information about her family, alcohol abuse, & unemployment status is provided. The author relays his discussions with the patient about various philosophers as a treatment approach for her. He notes that he understood Yaela’s complaints as legitimate sociophilosophical criticism. (6 refs) (SC)