Year: 2004 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.8, no.4, (2004), p.345-359 SIEC No: 20041303

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether common myths about suicide still prevail, what people in general think are the most common causes for suicide, whether suicide can be prevented, & if so, how. How subjects perceived their participation in a study on attitudes towards suicidal behavior was also investigated. Results showed that common myths still prevail, that people in general assign intrapersonal causes to suicide, with the belief that suicide can be prevented, & that they perceived their participation in a study positively. (22 refs)