Year: 2002 Source: San Francisco, CA: Encounter Books, (2002). p.135-152 SIEC No: 20090717

Suicide has traditionally been viewed as a deviant act because it contributes to a climate in which individual life is devalued. Yet, as the author argues in this chapter, the line between suicide that is viewed as being justified (e.g. a person with a terminal illness) & suicide that is for the wrong reasons (e.g. a disturbed adolescent) is far less definitive than it may seem.