Ellen-Suicide - ReneeBilsland October1,2008...

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Renee Bilsland October 1, 2008 Case #3: Ellen (Suicide) A) Understanding Suicide  1.  Parasuicide means an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide.    I wouldn’t go as far as to say that Ellen is exhibiting any signs as of current that  she is undergoing parasuicide.  She most certainly is a risk case in that her  calm mechanism is thinking diligently about the plan but she for now hasn’t  taken any extra steps to hurt herself.   2. Shneidman’s four classifications of suicide are as follows: I. Death Seekers  is a person who wants to end their life at the time of  suicide. II. Death Initiators  is a person want to end their life immediately as  well but do so because they believe the process has already started  and are just speeding up the process. III. Death Ignorers  is a person who doesn’t believe that the death they  bring on themselves is the end of their existence. IV. Death Darers  is a person who has mixed feelings about the suicide  even while committing the act.  In the case of Ellen I feel that she most complies with the fourth classification  of death darers.  Ellen wants to die simply for the fact she does not want to 
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 031 taught by Professor Summons during the Fall '08 term at Kirkwood Community College.

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