Year: 2004 Source: Pogled - The View (Acta Suicidologica Slovenica), v.2, no.1-2, (2004), p.14-23 SIEC No: 20090904

The scientific development of psychology-based suicidology during the past 50 years recognizes a psychological process which precedes the suicide act. This process is also a discursive process, as the individual immerses himself in an internal suicidal discourse, which is shaped by cultural norms, common language, & influenced by biological, cognitive, & affective mechanisms. The authors introduce concepts of discursive suicidology by presenting & interpreting a suicidal individual’s written discourse as collected from the archive of a suicide-related newsgroup. (25 refs.)