The internal suicide debate hypothesis: exploring the life versus death struggle.

Abstract

Researchers and theorists (e.g., Shneidman, Stengel, Kovacs, and Beck) hyothesized that suicidal people engage in an internal debate, or struggle, over whether to live or die, but few studies have tested its tenability. This study introduces direct assessment of a suicidal debate, revealing new aspects of suicidal ideation. Results, from an online survey (N… (More)
DOI: 10.1521/suli.2010.40.2.181

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