Why do I Need Therapy? I woke up from oblivion and asked myself, why do I need therapy? I think I am doing it more out of obligation than for help. Sure, it’s nice to talk to someone every week. I just don’t know if I should continue or not. I know that I will… Read More Why Do I Need Therapy?
The explanation of suicide in humankind is the same as the explanation of the suicide of any particular human. Suicidology, the study of human suicide, and a psychological autopsy of a particular case are identical in their goals: to nibble at the puzzle of human self-destruction. Edwin Shneidman, Suicide as Psychache
We can empathize with every person who has died by suicide and yet we should seek to thwart every suicidal plan that has not yet been consummated. Edwin Shneidman, Suicide as Psychache
The great social debate -really about subintentional deaths– is over the role of the larger society in contributing to poverty, social degradation, and hopelessness–conditions that are clearly about behaviors that bring death to far too many before they need have died. –Edwin Shneidman
The single most dangerous word in all of Suicidology is the four-letter word only. Edwin Shneidman The Suicidal Mind