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The Prevalence of Suicidal Behaviors, Attitudes and Associated Social Experiences in an Urban Population

The Prevalence of Suicidal Behaviors, Attitudes and Associated Social Experiences in an Urban... ABSTRACT: The development of an epidemiological study of mental health, social background factors, suicidal behaviors (suicidal ideas, deliberate self‐harm, and attempted suicide), values concerning suicide, and experience of suicide in others is described. 679 adult respondents in a stratified random sample of residents of a large Canadian city were interviewed. Results indicate a more accepting attitude to suicide than reported in previous studies; considerable experience of suicide in others; and a much higher rate of suicidal ideas and action than has been reported in previous work. Thirteen percent of the sample had made plans for suicide in their lifetime, 6% had deliberately harmed themselves, and a further 4% had attempted suicide in their lifetime. In the past year, 4% had made plans for suicide, and 2% had deliberately harmed themselves or had attempted suicide. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior Wiley

The Prevalence of Suicidal Behaviors, Attitudes and Associated Social Experiences in an Urban Population

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1985 The American Association for Suicidology
ISSN
0363-0234
eISSN
1943-278X
DOI
10.1111/j.1943-278X.1985.tb00941.x
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The development of an epidemiological study of mental health, social background factors, suicidal behaviors (suicidal ideas, deliberate self‐harm, and attempted suicide), values concerning suicide, and experience of suicide in others is described. 679 adult respondents in a stratified random sample of residents of a large Canadian city were interviewed. Results indicate a more accepting attitude to suicide than reported in previous studies; considerable experience of suicide in others; and a much higher rate of suicidal ideas and action than has been reported in previous work. Thirteen percent of the sample had made plans for suicide in their lifetime, 6% had deliberately harmed themselves, and a further 4% had attempted suicide in their lifetime. In the past year, 4% had made plans for suicide, and 2% had deliberately harmed themselves or had attempted suicide.

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Suicide and Life-Threatening BehaviorWiley

Published: Sep 1, 1985

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