Scientific American has an intriguing post by Jesse Bering, titled “Being suicidal: what it feels like to want to kill yourself.”
Like you might expect from a science magazine, it attributes suicidality to the escape theory and points to six steps in the theory that make up someone’s desire to want to kill him/herself. Those steps are:
- Falling short of standards
- Attributions to self
- High Self-Awareness
- Negative Affect
- Cognitive Deconstruction
For an actual explanation of all these steps, visit the article here.
Thanks to my friend, Tom, for sending me this link.