A chronological perspective on suicide--the last days of life.

  title={A chronological perspective on suicide--the last days of life.},
  author={Israel Orbach and Eva Gilboa-Schechtman and Hadas Ofek and Gadi Lubin and Mark Mark and Eric V Bodner and Dominique Cohen and Rebecca J King},
  journal={Death studies},
  volume={31 10},
A combined psychological autopsy and narrative approach was used to study the completed suicides of 67 Israeli soldiers. Three issues were addressed. First, the authors examined the typology of the life narratives of suicide completed during active army duty. Second, focusing on the last 3 weeks of the soldiers' lives, they sought to examine their triggers for suicide, emotional state of mind, army duty functioning, and communication of suicidal intent. Finally, they examined military responses… CONTINUE READING