Year: 2010 Source: Omega, v.61, no.3, (2010), p.251-267 SIEC No: 20100974

This article aims to provide important insight into the potency that certain profiles of perfectionism can claim in the path to suicide by presenting three case studies from a British study of student suicide. Collectively, these case studies provide theoretical support for existing frameworks & are consistent with other literature which emphasizes those forms of perfectionism that engender severe self-criticism, self-doubt, & fear of failure as most destructive. (32 refs.) JA