Year: 2001 Source: European Congress on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, (8th: 2000: Bled, Slovenia), p.33-37 SIEC No: 20041407

The author suggests that even drastic acts such as suicide are within the interests of the community. He argues that the need for suicide may be reasoned by many social goals, e.g. the enforcement of established social values. He also suggests that suicide is a protocol incorporated into the human brain & triggered when a person comes into an obvious contradiction with the requirements imposed by the community. He explores how a suicidal message could be encrypted in the language & literature of a community.