Year: 2001 Source: Revista Internacional de Tanatologia y Suicidio, v.1, no.2, (June 2001), p.59-64 SIEC No: 20021233

In this study, the author presents two modalities of the same cause of suicide, i.e. when someone feels abandoned by love. The first modality is experienced when partners separate in spite of the fact that one wishes to continue the relationship. The second modality appears when the abandonment is of the self. It is suggested that one way of helping is to help the person as a whole, in his physical, psychological, social, & spiritual aspects. Only by exploring all of these dimensions will the individual be able to love himself & overcome the need to kill himself. Two examples of female poets who completed suicide are used to illustrate the second modality. (25 refs.)