Cases collected from medical examiner's records are used to assess a three-dimensional model of failure suicide. The data are suggestive that youthful suicide can be explained in part as a reaction to perceived failure, the perception that significant others fail to provide succor, and the belief that others also view the individual as a failure. Implications of the findings are discussed in light of the proposed model.
Folse, Kimberly A. and Peck, Dennis L.
"Toward a Three-Dimensional Model of Suicide,"
Clinical Sociology Review:
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol12/iss1/12