Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Counseling and Development, v.79, no.1, (2001), p.16-25 SIEC No: 20060087

This article discusses the strengths & limitations of the current pragmatic focus of research in suicidology & presents an argument for theoretical grounding as a precursor for continued advancement in this area. This formulation focuses on the basic human quest for meaning & connectedness as the underlying motivations for individual constructions of reality. Finally, the model outlines general areas of challenge & stress that may provide pathways to suicide & provides a general discussion of the implications of the model for research & practice. (LC) (41 refs)