ARCSP fully embraces all legitimate scientific and psychological advances that can be made toward ending suicide. How the brain ceases to function correctly is a major contributor to suicidal ideation and is a direct cause to the suicidal act. ARCSP also understands that suicide involves more than just an organic failure of the brain or an imbalance in its bio-chemistry. There are numerous metaphysical (beyond the physical) issues at stake when someone decides to take their own life. Some of these concerns include spiritual and/or philosophical burdens. Because our Western Civilization was founded upon the Latin influence of the Catholic Church as well as upon the Greek influence upon the Roman Empire, ARCSP values both biblical and classical input when it comes to suicide prevention. The reason for this is simple. The Jewish Old Testament and the Christian New Testament have significantly influenced Western culture over the last 4,000 years. Together, these two literary works establish what is known as the Judeo-Christian building block to the West's approach to life. Likewise, Homer and Rome fashioned what has been called the Greco-Roman building block of the West's philosophy of life. The timeless truths of the human condition, therefore, are most fully expressed in these enduring works. Together, they form what has been called "the great conversation" regarding the overall meaning and purpose of life. ARCSP desires to bring these long-lasting cultural influences into the discussion of suicide prevention. To summarized the Venn diagram above as succinctly as possible, then, ARCSP aims to be Psychologically Informed, Creedally Centered, and Classically Minded.