Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

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"Suicide and Predicament: the medical model of suicide is incomplete" takes a broad view of suicide. It argues that a large proportion of people who suicide do not have a mental disorder, and ...
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A TYPOLOGY OF SUICIDE

Pp. 108-110 (3)

Saxby Pridmore

Abstract

Suicide is an escape option from predicaments. Two predicaments are conceptualized, 1) the presence of mental disorder, and 2) external factors. These may co-occur. From the perspective of the observer, the predicament may be very clear or less clear, leading to 4 types of suicide. Examples are also provided.

Affiliation:

University of Tasmania Australia.