“Understanding and Overcoming the Myths of Suicide”


January 19, 2011 |

Suicide, Addiction, Cultural Psychia-

try, Forensic Psychiatry

By Thomas Joiner, PhD –
See more at: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/suicide/understanding-and-overcoming-myths-suicide?GUID=EDA1E24C-CAAD-4FD9-9772-789E98E1AA61&rememberme=1&ts=19122014#sthash.54HY3Ljm.dpuf

SuicideMyths about suicide abound in the therapeutic setting. They often inhibit the ability of clinicians (and families) to assess the severity and magnitude of a patient’s suicide risk. This special report discusses some of those myths. InWhy People Die by Suicide,1 I argued that a kind of fearlessness is required to face voluntarily the daunting prospect of one’s death, and that doing so necessarily involves a fight against ancient, ingrained, and powerful self-preservation instincts. InMyths About Suicide,2 I used the framework developed in the previous book to contend that death by suicide is neither impulsive, cowardly, vengeful, controlling, nor selfish.

– See more at: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/suicide/understanding-and-overcoming-myths-suicide?GUID=EDA1E24C-CAAD-4FD9-9772-789E98E1AA61&rememberme=1&ts=19122014#sthash.54HY3Ljm.dpuf

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