Results of content analysis of investigative reports and suicide notes illustrating the association between traumatic stress and life-destructive behavior are reported. A breakdown of interpersonal relationships and the inability to adapt to situational arrangements over which they lack control are shown to be factors critical to understanding committers' motivations to suicide.
Peck, Dennis L.
"Post-Traumatic Stress and Life-Destructive Behavior,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 11
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol11/iss4/8