Year: 2010 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.14, no.4, (2010), p.375-382 SIEC No: 20110136

The authors had a sample of 52 suicidal inpatients provide written responses to the query: why suicide? A reliable coding system was developed that captured 7 distinct response types to the prompt, namely, suicide was seen as: the easy way out, a permanent solution, an escape from pain, the only option, self-oriented, related to hopelessness, & relationally-focused. In their discussion, the authors further reflect on the patients’ perceptions of suicide in terms of theory, research, & practice. (22 refs.) JA