Divorce and risk of suicide attempt: A Swedish national study

Background: Prior research has reported an association between divorce and suicide attempt. We aimed to clarify this complex relationship, considering sex differences, temporal factors, and underlying etiologic pathways. Methods: We used Swedish longitudinal national registry data for a cohort born 1960-1990 that was registered as married between 1978 and 2018 (N = 1 601 075). We used Cox […]

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.


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 […]

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


Inequality and Suicide Rates: a Cross-Country Study


Suicide Prevention and Community-Level Indictors

This study sought to develop a set of easily obtainable, relevant measures of a community’s condition that could be used to guide its suicide prevention efforts. Existing data were gathered across 159 Georgia counties for 9 potential social indicators that had been chosen by the communities. Data on these from 1995-1999 were averaged & analyzed […]

Role of Self and Other Forgiveness in Predicting Depression and Suicide Ideation of Divorcees

This study surveyed the ability of forgiveness of self & forgivness of others to predict depression & suicide ideation among divorced women. 124 divorced women in Kermanshah City participated & completed the Forgivness Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, & the Beck Suicide Ideation Scale. Findings showed significant negative correlation of forgivness of self & others […]

In her Wake: a Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of her Mother’s Suicide

The author’s mother died by suicide in 1963 after a bitter divorce & custody battle. Years later, the author began to investigate her mother’s life & the circumstances surrounding her death. This book tells the story of her search & the impact of her mother’s suicide from the perspective of a psychiatrist, wife, & mother […]

A Re-Examination of the Suicide Rates in Taiwan


Suicide Mortality in Finland During an Economic Cycle, 1985-1995

This study examined associations between suicide mortality, unemployment, divorce rate, & mean alcohol consumption during an economic cycle in Finland, from 1985-1995. Regression analyses using a correction for serial autocorrelation were performed. Suicde mortality in both females & males increased during an economic upswing from 1985-1990, & decreased during an economic recession from 1990-1995. Suicide […]

Dynamic Intrahousehold Bargaining, Matrimonial Property law and Suicide in Canada

This paper develops a dynamic model of household bargaining & uses it to motivate an empirical analysis of the impact changes in Canadian laws regarding the allocation of family assets upon divorce had on female suicide. Using time series data, it is shown in Ontario, the passage of Canadian legislation improving women’s rights to assets […]

Catholicism and Indices of Social Pathology in the States

Problem Drinking in the Family and Youth Suicide


Suicide and Unemployment: is There a Connection? an Empirical Analysis of Suicide Rates in Taiwan


Stresses and Self-destructive Behaviors of Dentists

Does the Level of Divorce or Religiosity Make a Difference? Cross-National Suicide Rates in 21 Developed Countries, 1955-1994

Using data from 21 developed countries from 1955 to 1994, male & female age-standardized suicide rates are examined in light of the level of divorce & religiosity. Results show that the level of divorce differentially impacts the association between divorce rates & female suicide rates while the level of religiosity differentially impacts the association between […]