Have you ever known someone who committed suicide? If you are comfortable, share the answers to the following. If you do not know anyone personally, think about someone in news or other and gather the information by doing research:
What type of behaviors did this person exhibit that are in line with the warning signs outlined in the textbook (or outside research)?
Was there a relationship to gender? Age? Socioeconomic status?
What are some of the biopsychosocial perspectives on reasons people this person may have committed suicide?
Compare and contrast differences between the person who committed suicide and someone who attempted suicide but did not follow through.