In this article, it emphasized that suicide, whether in the act of or contemplation of , is associated with psychological problems. Many of those who commit to this act are usually depressed. Depression can come from many thinks and approaching this in the theoretical approaches is explained in the article. The people who are suicidal feel very apart from society which may explain their loneliness and the lack of care they have for things around them. They are much more moody and have fewer reasons to live, as they think. The symbolic interaction is non existent. Since they do not connect to society, for they have isolated themselves to the ongoing processes of modern life. They also may have conflicts, and feel inadequate if they have physical disorders.   Drugs and alcohol only adds more to this depression which may trigger suicide. The article focused on the critical orientation of sociology to explain suicide and those of risk to it. For example, it describes the elderly as nonfunctioning people in society as they have to be taken care of, in which instills a feeling of high dependency and hopelessness. The article might suggest giving elder people activities to do to feel important or adequate despite their age and physical abilities. Suicide is state of mind, and is usually induced by a lack of connection and inequality to others because they lack the skills to socialize.
R. Harrington, H. Rutter, A. Pickles, and J. Hill Adult Outcomes of Childhood and Adolescent Depression. May 1990