Year: 1982 Source: Psychological Reports, v.50, (1982), p.1319-1324 SIEC No: 19820021

Of the 998 persons committing suicide in Wyoming during the years 1960-75, 7% had previous state mental hospitalizations and 4% had been clients at the state’s mental health centers and clinics. Findings contrast markedly with previous studies, mainly of English and American urban areas, which suggest that about 20% of suicides have received psychiatric aid within a year of the suicidal act.