Attitudes Towards Suicide Among Regional Politicians in Lithuania, Austria, Hungary, Norway and Sweden

This study compared attitudes towards suicide among regional politicians in Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Norway, & Sweden. The Attitudes Towards Suicide questionnaire was used. Results indicated the acceptance of suicide was higher among Lithuanian, Hungarian, & Austrian politicians (high suicide rate, no national prevention strategies) than among Norwegian & Swedish politicians (relatively low suicide rates, national […]

County Council Politicians’ Attitudes Toward Suicide and Suicide Prevention. a Qualitative Cross-Cultural Study


Epidemic of Suicide by Hanging in Lithuania: Does Socio-Demographic Status Matter?

Suicide by hanging, compared with other methods, was analysed by demographic & selected social factors in Lithuania. Changes during 1993-1997 & 1998-2002 were evaluated. Over the study period, hanging, in proportion to all other methods, increased statistically significantly among men & women. The most noticeable increase was among females, age 10-19 years. Hanging predominated in […]

Mortality From External Causes in Lithuania: Looking for Critical Points in Time and Place

A study was undertaken to analyse trends in mortality from major external causes of death, & to detect urban/rural differences by cut points over the period of socioeconomic transition in Lithuanaia. Information on deaths for 1990-2000 was obtained. The Jointpoint analysis was used to identify best-fitting points wherever a statistically significant change in mortality occurred. […]

Suicide Prevention Programme 2003-2005

This document outlines the Government of Lithuania’s national strategy for suicide prevention. The epidemiology of suicide in Lithuania is described as is the link between this strategy & other health programmes. The short- & long-term goals of the strategy are listed in point form.

Prognosis of Risk Factors and Trends in Mortality From External Causes Among Middle-Aged men in Lithuania

The aims of this study were to investigate the risk of death & time trends from external causes & to evaluate the significance of the effects of age, period, & birth cohort on suicide mortality among middle-aged men during 1971-2000 in Lithuania. Over this time, 2841 men died; 21 by suicide. Of all the variables […]

Seasonal Patterns of Suicides Over the Period of Socio-economic Transition in Lithuania

Lithuania Mental Health Country Profile

Mental health policies & services were assessed in the Republic of Lithuania. Analysis of contextual factors revealed high levels of social pathology, including suicide & other self-destructive behaviours, with stigmatizing approaches by the general population to mentally disturbed persons & other vulnerable groups. A national suicide prevention strategy was still awaiting government approval in 2004. […]

Changes of Labelling of Suicidal Behavior in Media Reports in Lithuania 1994 and 1996

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescents of Lithuania

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Suicidal Attempts in Children and Adolescents: the Experience of Vilnius Child Development Centre

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Sociodemographic Characteristic of the Woman who had Attempted Suicide by Poisoning

Published in “The Suicidal Process: Challenges for Treatment and Prevention”

Suicidal Tendencies and Attitude Towards Freedom to Choose Suicide Among Lithuanian Schoolchildren: Results From Three Cross-sectional Studies in 1994, 1998, and 2002

Suicide-homicide Temporal Interrelationship, Links With Other Fatalities, and Environmental Physical Activity


Suicide and Homicide: Durkheim’s and Henry and Short’s Theories Tested on Data From the Baltic States

The three Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania – were studied in two sociopolitically divergent periods, 1970-1984 & 1985-1998. Results of the study supported the hypothesis that suicide & homicide rates are affected by sociopolitical & economic conditions. Findings are examined using Durkheim’s & Henry & Short’s theories. (31 refs)

Inequalities in Daily Variations of Deaths From Suicide in Lithuania: Identification of Possible Risk Factors


Suicide in Lithuania During the Years of 1990 to 2002

The present report presents the most current data available on suicide rates in Lithuania, & offers some factors that may be contributing to the rise of suicide rates there. (22 refs)

Socio-Economic Transition, Inequality, and Mortality in Lithuania

This study assessed increases in inequalities in mortality of Lithuanian urban & rural populations throughout the period of socio-economic transition (1990-2000). Suicide is given particular attention, with Lithuania charting the highest rates in the world. Suicides followed a similar trend in rural & urban areas, increasing significantly throughout this period, especially among rural males. Throughout […]

Changes in Patterns of Suicidal Behaviour in Lithuania 1994-1998

Published in “Suicide Risk & Protective Factors in the New Millennium,” ed. by O T Grad

Cosmic Rays Activity and Monthly Number of Deaths: a Correlative Study

This study examined the relation between the intensity of cosmic rays, the level of solar/geomagnetic activity, & the monthly numbers of deaths in a large hospital in Israel & in all Lithuania. Deaths due to suicide were included, as were deaths due to natural causes. Statistical analyses indicated that cosmic ray intensity correlation with monthly […]

Distribution of Monthly Deaths, Solar & Geomagnetic Activity: Their Interrelationship in the Last Decade of the Second Millennium: the Lithuanian Study 1990-1999

In this study, the authors sought links between 1) circannual rhythmicity, solar activity (SA) – sunspot number, solar radioflux & geomagnetic activity (GMA) – Ap., Cp., Am. with monthly number of deaths, looking for environmental influence on mortality at the end of the second millennium. There was a stong inverse monthly deaths correlation between IHD […]