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Suicide Psychology 2230 Dr. Dianne Leader
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Suicide Who commits suicide? Why? Do suicide rates vary by population groups? What are the different theories of suicide? Is it true that suicide can be contagious? How do we “treat” and prevent suicide?
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Suicide The purposeful taking of one’s own life. Distinguish between suicide, suicide attempts, and suicide ideation.
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Facts and Statistics Eighth Leading Cause of Death in the United States. Probably underreported. Overwhelmingly a White and Native American Phenomenon. Suicide Rates Are Increasing, Particularly in the Young.
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Suicide Who commits suicide? Why? Do suicide rates vary by population groups? What are the different theories of suicide? Is it true that suicide can be contagious? How do we “treat” and prevent suicide?
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According to Shneidman Death seekers Death initiators Death ignorers Death darers (Subintentional death, Menninger’s “chronic suicide”)
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Death Seekers Clearly and explicitly seek to end their life. Examples:
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Death Initiators Believe they’re hastening inevitable death. examples
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Death Ignorers Intend to end their life, as distinct from ending their existence. examples
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Ambivalent about dying, take risks that defy death, increasing their likelihood of dying.
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2230 taught by Professor Bleeder during the Fall '11 term at Harvard.

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Outlinesuicide - Suicide Psychology 2230 Dr. Dianne Leader...

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