Suicide contagion, the suicide pact and the effects of suicidal behaviour in therapeutic and family relationships

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Tony White


This article is about suicide and relationships. How suicidal thoughts and behaviours can impact relationships for the suicidal person and those around them. This includes relationships between the suicidal person and other suicidal people as well as the suicidal person and others who are non-suicidal. How the suicidal can impact the other and how the other in turn then impacts the suicidal person back. What effects they have on each other in terms of how they think and feel and then how that effects their transactions with each other. More specifically it examines suicide clusters, suicide pacts, suicidality in the therapeutic relationship and suicidality in family relationships. 

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White, T. (2021). Suicide contagion, the suicide pact and the effects of suicidal behaviour in therapeutic and family relationships. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 12(1), 18-24.
Author Biography

Tony White

A Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy), a psychologist and psychotherapist, and author of numerous articles and several books. 


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