Suicide Among Social Workers: a Research Note


The Alcoholic Social Worker: a Survey

A study was made of fifty alcoholic social workers who had successfully stopped drinking for one year or more. The social workers were in many cases visibly in trouble with 63 arrests, 120 inpatient admissions, 13 suicide attempts, and a high reported incidence of addiction to other drugs. However, colleagues and superiors as well as […]

Suicide Among Social Workers in Rhode Island

Cause-specific mortality patterns, by occupation, were examined among Rhode Island residents who died during the period 1968-78, using the age-standardized proportionate mortality ratio (PMR) method. A noteworthy finding was an elevated PMR for both male & female social workers. This is the 1st report of a high risk of suicide among social workers. Due to […]