Ellen Shneidman's Suicide Case Study

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Ellen would be consider as “a person who intentionally end her own life” under Shneidman’s taxonomy.
3. What factors are present that may trigger a suicide attempt by Ellen?
Ellen has recently lost her mother and her boyfriend left her for a student that was younger. This happen within the same week. She is socially withdrawn from her family and friends. She did have a good relationship with her daughter. However, she currently feels alone and worthless. Ellen’s family history could be a factor and trigger for her to attempt to commit suicide. Her father was alcoholic. She did not receive affection from her parents. Her mom did not approve of her education choice, mistreated her, and they resented her. She has constant thoughts of suicide
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