Year: 1999 Source: Burns, v.25, (1999), p.443-448 SIEC No: 20040945

Suicide by burning & other forms of self-injurious behaviors which involve burning are sometimes considered to have religious overtones. The present study describes the ways in which persons who inflicted self-injurious behaviors through burning, including attempted suicide, imagine the Divinity & use religious language to give meaning to their experience. (14 refs)