Analysis of the effects on time between divorce decree and suicide

Background: Divorced individuals carry unique suicide risks, from both acute and chronic exposure to stressors from divorce. Aims: Several statewide data sets were linked to assess the relationship between divorce and suicide. Method: Divorced suicide decedents in the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System, 2004–2015, were matched with divorce decree, using multiple identifiers. Statistically significant differences between the linked cohort and[…]

Suicide in relation to the experience of stressful life events: A population-based study.

Stressful life events have been associated with high risk of suicidal behavior. The aim of this study was to examine whether persons who died by suicide in Denmark had more frequently been exposed to stressful life events, specifically divorce, death of a close relative, exposure to violence, and imprisonment, when compared to gender and age-matched[…]

Towards a reassessment of the role of divorce in suicide outcomes: evidence from five pacific rim populations.


State and regional suicide rates: a new look at an old puzzle.


Stress and Burnout Among Surgeons: Understanding and Managing the Syndrome and Avoiding the Adverse Consequences


Use of age-Adjusted Rates of Suicide in Time Series Studies in Israel

Durkheim’s modified theory of suicide was examined to explore how consistent it was in predicting Israeli rates of suicide from 1965-1997 when using age-adjusted rates rather than crude ones. In this time-series study, male & female rates of suicide were found to increase & decrease, respectively. Conforming to Durkheim’s modified theory, the male rate of[…]

Nonfatal Suicidal Behavior Among Chinese Women who Have Been Physically Abused by Their Male Intimate Partners

353 women, median age 32 years, admitted to the emergency rooms of 9 general hospitals in rural China were interviewed about nonfatal suicidal behaviour. Spousal conflict was the most commonly reported cause for their suicidal behaviour & one-third of respondents reported being victims of physical abuse by their spouses. Compared to non-abused women, abused women[…]

Prevalence of Suicidal Ideation and Associated Risk Factors in the General Population


Suicide and Marital Status in Northern Ireland

Suicide in Northern Ireland was examined by marital status & whether observed variation differed by gender & age. Data on all 1,398 suicides registered in 1996-2005 were analysed using Poisson regression. The total, male, & female age-standardised suicide rates were 8.4, 13.6, & 3.3 per 100000, respectively. Never marrying increased male risk & this effect[…]

An Economic Interpretation of Suicide Cycles in Japan (Research Department Working Paper 0603)

This study revises the standard economic model of suicide to accommodate Japan’s experience, focussing on the change in human capital for the unemployed. The authors then use the new model & de-trended data to investigate empirically the relationship between the suicide cycle & the unemployment cycle. Unlike previous aggregate time series studies, it was found[…]